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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 September, 2004, 21:23 GMT 22:23 UK
In pictures: Three years since 9/11
New York sunrise 11 September 2004
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Dawn broke over New York three years to the day of the attacks, lighting up the gap left by the fallen Twin Towers.
Girl holds a flower during ceremonies at Ground Zero
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Bells tolled and minute silences were held to mark the exact times the planes crashed with the loss of some 3,000 lives.
Merrill Lynch employee Michael George lowers US flag to half-mast
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Employees of companies around New York's Ground Zero site paid their respects by lowering the national flag.
Jody Greene, daughter of Donald F Greene, at her father's memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania
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Relatives paid tribute to loved ones. Jody Greene's father was among 40 killed when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.
Girl lays a flower at a memorial for the victims of the 9/11 attack in Washington
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Wreaths were laid at Washington's Arlington Cemetery to honour the 184 victims of the Pentagon attack.
Three women stand at a memorial at Ground Zero
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New York suffered the worst death toll - with the loss of 2,749 people after the Twin Towers were hit.
A youngster wears a firefighter's helmet at Ground Zero
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Many of those who died were New York City firefighters, trying to rescue people when the two skyscrapers collapsed.
The Bushes at the White House
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President George W Bush honoured the dead with a silence outside the White House along with his wife, Laura.
US troops at service at Bagram Airport, Afghanistan
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American servicemen in Afghanistan also marked the anniversary.
US camp in Balad, north of Iraq
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The American flag was flown at half-mast at US bases in Iraq.
Peace rally in Tokyo's Meiji Park
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Japanese demonstrators turned out to form a massive peace sign in a Tokyo park...
Anti-US rally in Peshawar, Pakistan
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...while other foreign protesters such as these Islamists in Pakistan marked the day with anti-US rallies.


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