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New York prepares to commemorate 11th anniversary of September 11 attacks

New York City and the nation are preparing to commemorate the event which lead to two wars and the deaths of thousands

New York prepares to commemorate 11th anniversary of September 11 attacks
Germano Riviera walks with the 'Flag of Honor,' which displays the names of all of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks, across from Ground Zero on the eve of the 11th anniversary of September 11 on September 10, 2012 in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing to commemorate the event which lead to two wars and the deaths of thousands. On Monday the federal government announced that they will add as many as 50 different types of cancers to health issues to be covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for first responders. (Getty Images)
New York prepares to commemorate 11th anniversary of September 11 attacks
Pedestrians walk by the Freedom Tower on the eve of the 11th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks on September 10, 2012 in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing to commemorate the event which lead to two wars and the deaths of thousands. On Monday the federal government announced that they will add as many as 50 different types of cancers to health issues to be covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for first responders. (Getty Images)
New York prepares to commemorate 11th anniversary of September 11 attacks
Firefighter John Manning delivers a wreath to Engine Company 10 across from Ground Zero on the eve of the 11th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks on September 10, 2012 in New York City. Engine Company 10 lost six members on 9-11. New York City and the nation are preparing to commemorate the event which lead to two wars and the deaths of thousands. On Monday the federal government announced that they will add as many as 50 different types of cancers to health issues to be covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for first responders. (Getty Images)
New York prepares to commemorate 11th anniversary of September 11 attacks
A woman walks by a mural celebrating firefighters killed on 9/11 across from Ground Zero on the eve of the 11th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks on September 10, 2012 in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing to commemorate the event which lead to two wars and the deaths of thousands. On Monday the federal government announced that they will add as many as 50 different types of cancers to health issues to be covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for first responders. (Getty Images)
New York prepares to commemorate 11th anniversary of September 11 attacks
People gather at the firefighters memorial wall across from Ground Zero on the eve of the 11th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks on September 10, 2012 in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing to commemorate the event which lead to two wars and the deaths of thousands. On Monday the federal government announced that they will add as many as 50 different types of cancers to health issues to be covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for first responders. (Getty Images)
New York prepares to commemorate 11th anniversary of September 11 attacks
People pause across from Ground Zero on the eve of the 11th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks on September 10, 2012 in New York City. New York City and the nation are preparing to commemorate the event which lead to two wars and the deaths of thousands. On Monday the federal government announced that they will add as many as 50 different types of cancers to health issues to be covered by the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for first responders. (Getty Images)