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Private moments at public gatherings in New York and Washington.

In a blog post today, the New York Times's new Public Editor wondered how much newspapers should cover September 11. "The pain, the outrage, the loss – these never fade," she wrote. "The amount of journalism, however, must." But there are still hundreds of families who have turned up to commemorate the day at one of the country's memorials. Below, scenes of remembrance and mourning.

A woman touches the wall at the "Empty Sky" memorial dedicated to the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. (Gary Hershorn/Reuters)
Members of the American Brothers New York Motorcycle Club pause at the South Tower during ceremonies marking the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2012. (Timothy A. Clary/Reuters)
he Tribute in Light illuminates the sky over New York's lower Manhattan skyline a day ahead of the 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as Natsuki, of Yokohama, Japan, raises his arms for a portrait from Brooklyn, New York. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
An unidentified woman sits alone on a bench before a memorial service on the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 to honor the 184 people who lost their lives when American Airlines flt. 77 crashed into the Pentagon outside Washington. (Larry Downing/Reuters)
Marshall Rodriguez, of New York, holds a U.S. flag at the edge of the South Pool while visiting the engraved names of friends he lost in the attacks, during ceremonies marking the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Justin Lane/Reuters)

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