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In pictures: Emotional memorial at Ground Zero

Images from the emotional ceremony held at the National September 11 Memorial in New York today.

THE NAMES OF each of the 2,753 people killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks were read out at a memorial service at the World Trade Centre site in Manhattan today.

US President Barack Obama opened the ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama by his side. He was also accompanied by former president George W. Bush and his wife Laura.

Obama’s only remarks were from a reading from Psalm 46, which focused on refuge and strength.

The president also had a few quiet moments and was seen gently touching the names of the victims inscribed on the memorial at the site.

Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg introduced a “moment of silence” to commemorate when the first plane hit the World Trade Centre.

At another ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the names of the passengers and crew who were killed when United flight 93 crashed into a field in Pennsylvania were read aloud while bells tolled.

Here are some of the poignant images from Manhattan today, as well as some other shots from various memorials taking place around the world:

In pictures: Emotional memorial at Ground Zero
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    President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush observing a moment of silence at the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan this morning. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Obama embraces victims' family members as first lady Michelle Obama stands by at the World Trade Centre site. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/POOL/GETTY IMAGES
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    Obama and Bush greet family members of those who died during the attacks on the World Trade Centre. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Obama touches the names etched into the memorial wall during his visit to the North Memorial Pond at the National September 11 Memorial. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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    Family of those killed during the attacks make rubbings of their relatives names. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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    Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in the attacks at the World Trade Center, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the memorial. (AP Photo/Justin Lane, Pool)
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    Tight security ahead of today's ceremony in New York. The President, former president and their wives stood behind protective, bullet-proof glass. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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    The World Trade Centre Flag is presented as friends and relatives of the victims of 9/11 gather for the ceremony. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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    Security personnel use binoculars from their vantage point during 10th anniversary ceremonies in New York. AP Photo/Robert Deutsch, Pool
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    Airline pilots from United and American Airlines stand vigil at a memorial to Massachusetts victims of 9/11 during a ceremony in Boston. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 took off from Boston Logan International Airport and were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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    People hold candles during a vigil at the Garden of Reflection in Pennsylvania. The memorial honors nine people from Lower Makefield Township where the memorial is located, eighteen people from Bucks County, and all 58 people from Pennsylvania that lost their lives in the attacks Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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    A local man in Newtown, Pennsylvania, put together a display of flags, one for all 2,973 victims, at the Garden of Reflection yesterday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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    FDNY firefighters stand at a firefighters memorial at the Ten House firehouse before a ceremony. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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    In India, family members offer prayer during Jupiter Yambem's memorial service at his ancestral home in Imphal, in northeastern Indian state of Manipur. Yamben was a banquet manager in Windows on the World restaurant atop one of the towers. (AP Photo/Bullu Raj)
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    A US army soldier cries during a memorial service in Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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    US Marines in Afghanistan fold an American flag imprinted with the names of the September 11, 2001 attack victims.

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