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the attacks took place on his very first day as a new york firefighter — and he continued his rescue efforts even after being pulled free from the rubble of the north tower. patrick told us his story from new york. as we approached the north tower from the north, which is exactly where the first plane went to, we were looking up and we had seen, unfortunately, what everybody else saw — the people jumping and... it's very simple, like you know. we were able to help people out and direct some people out, and we got a place where we were maybe 30 yards from the north tower, and there was this beautiful, beautiful round, cylindrical walkway that went from 7 world trade, which is the building that fell at five o�* clock in the afternoon that afternoon, and it came over into the main complex of the trade center. and it was beautiful and it was mirrored. you know, it was probably a0 feet across, probably 150 feet long, and we walked. and as we walked down, we made a right turn and we were walking underneath this bridge — and you can kind of imagine it —
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we were walking from one side of the footbridge, and we were using it as protection from everything. debris that was falling, the people that were falling, and we kind ofjust walked to the other side, and we, kind of, looked at each other, and we were underneath the bridge, and we talked and we said, "ok." "we're going to get to the corner and we're going to..." you know, "we're going to reconsider what we're doing here." we don't want to — my brother said to me, "we don't want getjammed up in this thing together." and i looked at him, and i said, "nah." i kind of said, "no, that's — come on, that's crazy." which is crazy, because the other tower was already gone. we took one step out, and as we took one step out into the clear — and this is the thing that, you know, kind of sticks with me — we took one step out and you heard... it sounded like a shot gun. itjust sounded like, "tch—tch," like that. tch—tch. and then all you heard was, "boom, boom, boom, boom..." more rapidly: "boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom." i and, unfortunately, those were the floors pancake—ing on top of each other and heading straight for us. 110—storey building fell in seven seconds total, and we were caught in the collapse.
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what i come to find out, this week alone — this past week, i only found out — there was four sets of brothers that were killed that day. there was a father and son in the fire department, as well, killed that day. for an unknown reason — i have no idea why — we were separated, we didn't know where we were, and we thought that was the end of it for us, but somehow we survived. firefighter patrick connolly remembering what he was doing that day 20 years ago. the aniversary of the 9/11 attacks coinside with the us withdrawl from afghanistan on august the 15th. for more on what that means for afghan people both in the us and afghanistan i spoke to sunita viswanath — from the front—line women's human rights organization, women for afghan women. i asked her where the american withdrawl would mean for her organisation.
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time will tell but we spent ten days working with the state department which is our biggest funder making lists. we which is our biggest funder making lists. ~ . , , ., ., lists. we made lists of our most at-risk peeple- _ lists. we made lists of our most at-risk people. let _ lists. we made lists of our most at-risk people. let me - lists. we made lists of our most i at-risk people. let me emphasise, at—risk people. let me emphasise, the most at—risk people of the largest afghan women's organisation in the world and we did not manage to get one person out. so we are feeling betrayed, bitterly disappointed. we think it means that we, the women of afghanistan, must not have mattered after all to the western world. so there is that. but as an organisation that has worked for 20 years within an islamic frame, a community rooted organisation, there is the taliban statement they will respect women's
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rights under shari alor. i don't know if they will mean that or not but sharia law was the lord's land for 20 years. we were already operating under that but our hope is that on the us side we have a community centre here in the new york that we will lead refugee work in a culturally competent way and in a humane way and on the afghanistan site, we would everything humanly possible to figure out how we can stay and be there for the women and children of who must remain in afghanistan. children of who must remain in afghanistan-— children of who must remain in afuhanistan. ~ . ., �* , afghanistan. what about the benny tai to net afghanistan. what about the benny tai to get out _ afghanistan. what about the benny tai to get out on _ afghanistan. what about the benny tai to get out on your— afghanistan. what about the benny tai to get out on your list? - afghanistan. what about the benny tai to get out on your list? at - afghanistan. what about the benny tai to get out on your list? at this i tai to get out on your list? at this oint, tai to get out on your list? at this point. the — tai to get out on your list? at this point, the period _ tai to get out on your list? at this point, the period of— tai to get out on your list? at this point, the period of evacuation i tai to get out on your list? at this point, the period of evacuation is| point, the period of evacuation is over and hopefully some of our most at—risk people will get out and some of them are trying and we will do everything we can to help them but really the world's attention needs to be on the millions of afghanistan is who have been cut your
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organisation was founded just six months before the 9/11 attacks here on the world trade center. fin months before the 9/11 attacks here on the world trade center.- on the world trade center. on the 20th anniversary, _ on the world trade center. on the 20th anniversary, do _ on the world trade center. on the 20th anniversary, do you - on the world trade center. on the 20th anniversary, do you feel - on the world trade center. on the 20th anniversary, do you feel your work is now in abeyance? in 20th anniversary, do you feel your work is now in abeyance?- work is now in abeyance? in the months leading _ work is now in abeyance? in the months leading up _ work is now in abeyance? in the months leading up to _ work is now in abeyance? in the months leading up to 9/11, - work is now in abeyance? in the months leading up to 9/11, we l work is now in abeyance? in the i months leading up to 9/11, we did not know what was coming. we were raising alarm bells about human rights atrocities in afghanistan and no one was listening. even in the women's movement it was not a priority. 0nce 9/11 happened, all of a sudden everyone wanted to know about the women of afghanistan and what they thought. in a strange way i find what they thought. in a strange way ifind myself what they thought. in a strange way i find myself thinking about the flip side of the tragedy, whatever we do as humans to triumph and the good work and triumph over catastrophe, so this catastrophe of the time august 15 feels even worse than 9/11. what we did to build
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afghan women was audacious and brilliant and we are trying to summon audacious and brilliant resilience to see what we build out of this new rubble. that resilience to see what we build out of this new rubble.— of this new rubble. that was the co-founder _ of this new rubble. that was the co-founder of _ of this new rubble. that was the co-founder of women _ of this new rubble. that was the co-founder of women for - of this new rubble. that was the | co-founder of women for afghan co—founder of women for afghan women. as you can tell she is incredibly depressed and worried about the fate of women in afghanistan now that the us withdrawal. thomas von essen was new york city's fire commissioner at the time of the attack. he gave me his reaction to todays events. i think this year has been especially difficult for me and all of us who survived and especially for families. of us who survived and especially forfamilies. not that of us who survived and especially for families. not that you forget about you try at least put it back and not let it out everyday. this year you could not avoid it. there has been so much interest and coverage this year. so much concerned to make people remember
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and respect what happened 20 years ago i think it has been more difficult than people remember. you are actuall difficult than people remember. m1. are actually here watching the second tower collapse, what was that like? i second tower collapse, what was that like? ., , ., ., like? i was in the north tower in the second _ like? i was in the north tower in the second tower _ like? i was in the north tower in the second tower got _ like? i was in the north tower in the second tower got hit. - like? i was in the north tower in the second tower got hit. we i like? i was in the north tower in i the second tower got hit. we came outside _ the second tower got hit. we came outside and could not understand what _ outside and could not understand what was — outside and could not understand what was going on. then i went around — what was going on. then i went around the _ what was going on. then i went around the corner when the tower fell. around the corner when the tower felt there — around the corner when the tower fell. there was a period of time in between — fell. there was a period of time in between but that was when we knew we would have _ between but that was when we knew we would have tremendous loss of firefighters because there were so many _ firefighters because there were so many of _ firefighters because there were so many of our guys that were able to -et many of our guys that were able to get far— many of our guys that were able to get far into — many of our guys that were able to get far into the building because they were in shape, they worked hard and their— they were in shape, they worked hard and their mission is to help as many people _ and their mission is to help as many people as _ and their mission is to help as many people as possible so they were too far up— people as possible so they were too far up to _ people as possible so they were too far up to get out. the second tower, everyone _ far up to get out. the second tower, everyone was totally surprised. the sacrifice of everyone was totally surprised. tie: sacrifice of the firefighters everyone was totally surprised. tue: sacrifice of the firefighters who came to the scene and went into
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these buildings, they must have known they were structurally unsound and likely to collapse, how deep a tribute to that terrorism? t do and likely to collapse, how deep a tribute to that terrorism?- tribute to that terrorism? i do not think the guys _ tribute to that terrorism? i do not think the guys a — tribute to that terrorism? i do not think the guys a under— tribute to that terrorism? i do not think the guys a under thought i tribute to that terrorism? i do not think the guys a under thought it | think the guys a under thought it was going — think the guys a under thought it was going to collapse. i will go to my grave — was going to collapse. i will go to my grave knowing that the firefighters knew that if the building burned long enough it would collapse _ building burned long enough it would collapse. but nobody and we had the best fire _ collapse. but nobody and we had the best fire chiefs of anywhere, you seal the — best fire chiefs of anywhere, you seal the high—rises we have here in manhattan, — seal the high—rises we have here in manhattan, the understood high rises, _ manhattan, the understood high rises, the — manhattan, the understood high rises, the difference was the amount of fuel— rises, the difference was the amount of fuel on— rises, the difference was the amount of fuel on the jets at hundreds of miles— of fuel on the jets at hundreds of miles an — of fuel on the jets at hundreds of miles an hour, the heat was so intense — miles an hour, the heat was so intense that for everything to happen— intense that for everything to happen in 102 minutes was a very big surprise _ happen in 102 minutes was a very big surprise and — happen in 102 minutes was a very big surprise and that is why i do not think— surprise and that is why i do not think the — surprise and that is why i do not think the firefighters, they knew they were in a dangerous situation and it— they were in a dangerous situation and it would be too slow to get out but i and it would be too slow to get out but i do _ and it would be too slow to get out but i do not — and it would be too slow to get out but i do not believe they went in knowing — but i do not believe they went in knowing they would not get out. we had a knowing they would not get out. had a speech knowing they would not get out. - had a speech today from former president bush and the vice president bush and the vice president to try and revive the
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spirit of 9/11, in the wake of these horrific attacks, due share that sentiment?— horrific attacks, due share that sentiment? well, sure but it is pollyanna- _ sentiment? well, sure but it is pollyanna. with _ sentiment? well, sure but it is pollyanna. with the _ sentiment? well, sure but it is pollyanna. with the politicians| sentiment? well, sure but it is i pollyanna. with the politicians we have now — pollyanna. with the politicians we have now we are as tribal as some of these _ have now we are as tribal as some of these horrible countries, the way they cannot cooperate, blaming each other, _ they cannot cooperate, blaming each other, we _ they cannot cooperate, blaming each other, we have a long way to go before _ other, we have a long way to go before we — other, we have a long way to go before we get back to back sense of unity and _ before we get back to back sense of unity and i— before we get back to back sense of unity and i hope we do not have anything — unity and i hope we do not have anything so serious that brings us together— anything so serious that brings us together the way they came together on september". together the way they came together on september11.we together the way they came together on september 11. we really did have months _ on september 11. we really did have months of— on september 11. we really did have months of tremendous unity, tremendous respect, everybody in the country. _ tremendous respect, everybody in the country, everybody, every politician wanted _ country, everybody, every politician wanted to— country, everybody, every politician wanted to do something and respect those _ wanted to do something and respect those we _ wanted to do something and respect those we lost. we do not have that no mae _ those we lost. we do not have that no mae the — those we lost. we do not have that no mac. the current situation in the states _ no mac. the current situation in the states is— no mac. the current situation in the states is horrible. —— that now. he states is horrible. -- that now. he was the states is horrible. —— that now. the: was the commissioner of the fire department of new york back, 20
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years ago and 2001. and the firefighters lost 315 of their members that day. the us us vice—president kamala harris refelcted on the courage shown by the passengers of us airline flight 93 and urged for unity. we will face new challenges, challenges that we could not have seen 20 years ago. we will seize opportunities that were at one time unimaginable. and we know that what lies ahead is not certain, it is never certain, it has never been. but i know this, if we do the hard work, of working together as americans, if we remain united in
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purpose, we will be prepared for whatever comes next. the a0 passengers and crewmembers of flight 93, as we all know they did not know each other, they were different people from different places, they were on that particular flight for different reasons. but they did not focus on what may separate us, no, they focused on what we all share. 0n the humanity we all share. in a matter of minutes, in the most dire of circumstances, the a0 responded as one. they fought for their own lives and to save the lives of
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countless others at our nation's capital. after today, it is my hope and prayer that we continue to honour their courage. their conviction. that we honour their unity by strengthening our common bonds, by strengthening our global partnerships and by always living out our highest ideals. that partnerships and by always living out our highest ideals.— partnerships and by always living out our highest ideals. that is the vice president _ out our highest ideals. that is the vice president kamala _ out our highest ideals. that is the vice president kamala harris i vice president kamala harris speaking there in pennsylvania today. as we've been hearing, former president george w bush, who led america at the time of the attacks, has been speaking at today's ceremony in shanksville, pennsylvania. let's listen back to some more of what he had to say. in the weeks and months following the 9m _ in the weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, i was proud to
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lead _ the 9/11 attacks, i was proud to lead an— the 9/11 attacks, i was proud to lead an amazing resilient people. when _ lead an amazing resilient people. when it— lead an amazing resilient people. when it comes to the unity of america. _ when it comes to the unity of america, those days seem distant from _ america, those days seem distant from our— america, those days seem distant from our own. malign forces see networking our common life that turns _ networking our common life that turns every disagreement into an argument — turns every disagreement into an argument and every argument into a clash _ argument and every argument into a clash of— argument and every argument into a clash of cultures. so much of our politics— clash of cultures. so much of our politics has— clash of cultures. so much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, _ politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fearand politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear and resentment. that leaves _ to anger, fear and resentment. that leaves us _ to anger, fear and resentment. that leaves us worried about our nation and future — leaves us worried about our nation and future together. i come without explanations or solutions. i can only— explanations or solutions. i can only tell— explanations or solutions. i can only tell you what i have seen. 0n america's— only tell you what i have seen. 0n america's day of trial and grief, i saw millions of people instinctively -rab saw millions of people instinctively grab for— saw millions of people instinctively grab for a — saw millions of people instinctively grab for a neighbour's and and rally to the _ grab for a neighbour's and and rally to the cause of one another. that is the america — to the cause of one another. that is the america i— to the cause of one another. that is the america i now.— to the cause of one another. that is the america i now. president george w
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the america i now. president george w bush the america i now. president george w bush speaking _ the america i now. president george w bush speaking in _ the america i now. president george w bush speaking in pennsylvania i w bush speaking in pennsylvania earlier. one of the four planes hijacked 20 years ago crashed into the pentagon, just outside washington, dc. 18a people were killed. a memorial ceremony is underway at the site of the attack to honour those who lost their lives. gary 0'donoghue is there for us and joins me live. it has been very striking in today's coverage how president george w bush use that address in pennsylvania to draw a direct line between the 9/11 hijackers and domestic extremists. he even referred to them as children of the same foul spirit. how does that strike you coming months after the january six riots on the capital when supporters of president trump try to overturn the election? t try to overturn the election? i think it is an extraordinary intervention, giving the high profile nature of the occasion
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today, all the symbolism around 9/11 and symbolism around the second decade after 9/11 and the withdrawal from afghanistan. there is little difference effectively from violence abroad versus violence that comes from within. i do not think many people will be confused about what he is referring to. he talked about people who wanted to take down american institutions, american landmarks, you clearly know he is talking about january six. i thought it was an impassioned description but it was interesting listening to him there, there is a sort of counsel of despair as well. i come without explanation or solutions, he said. in other words, what do you do? ijust want said. in other words, what do you do? i just want to go said. in other words, what do you do? ijust want to go back said. in other words, what do you do? i just want to go back to said. in other words, what do you do? ijust want to go back to in a row when we were together and that is what we had in 9/11. —— to a time
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when we were together. it is incredibly difficult, you would look to past presidents and people who judged the mood of the country sufficiently right to get elected to the sort of posts job something to say about what to do next. he is clearly at a loss.— say about what to do next. he is clearly at a loss. you have been at the pentagon _ clearly at a loss. you have been at the pentagon all— clearly at a loss. you have been at the pentagon all day, _ clearly at a loss. you have been at the pentagon all day, 184 - clearly at a loss. you have been at the pentagon all day, 184 people i the pentagon all day, 18a people were killed there on 9/11 and many more service personnel went on to lose their lives in the wars in afghanistan and iraq, on top of that we have history coming full—circle with the taliban back in control in afghanistan and another 13 years service personnel losing their lives in august. what has been the tone at the pentagon today? the in august. what has been the tone at the pentagon today?— the pentagon today? the tone has been pretty _ the pentagon today? the tone has been pretty much _ the pentagon today? the tone has been pretty much the _ the pentagon today? the tone has been pretty much the same - the pentagon today? the tone has been pretty much the same that i the pentagon today? the tone has l been pretty much the same that you
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see every year here, they take this very seriously, they have that sunrise unfurling of the stars & stripes down the western facade, at the point where flight 77 hit. that point in the building is now a chapel, a memorial chapel for the tsa chapel, a memorial chapel for the 18a victims of that attack. you can go and see that if you come to washington as a tourist, you can take the pentagon tour and see the chapel and the point at which the plane hit the building. so they go through this every year and they remember what happened on that day and the people who were killed on that day and the horrendous uncertainty and fear. they spent the next three hours thinking there was at least two more planes heading for this building, they had to keep evacuating firefighters and people out after our because the control
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tower at reagan national was telling them there is another plane coming your way. the sheer fear that must have engendered. but it is notjust about that day for the people in this building because they are those who look after, who organise and to deploy the might of american power, 1.3 million men and women under arms around the world and they know the dangers and they know them only to well because of the costs they have paid in afghanistan and iraq and as you said, in that recent ignominious withdrawal from afghanistan which show —— saw america confined to an airport and shuttling its way out of the country and leaving the taliban, the country and leaving the taliban, the organisation that harboured 0sama bin laden, that created the opportunity for him to attack this country, leaving them back in
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charge. country, leaving them back in charae. ' " ., ., ., charge. the 9/11 commemoration here at the si . ht charge. the 9/11 commemoration here at the sight of — charge. the 9/11 commemoration here at the sight of the _ charge. the 9/11 commemoration here at the sight of the world _ charge. the 9/11 commemoration here at the sight of the world trade - at the sight of the world trade center, now the memorial was extremely solemn and poignant and yet it was noticeable how in pennsylvania, the people who spoke there, president george bush and vice president kamala harris, someone who lost their brother on the plane, they all made the same analogy, they compared the a0 passengers who overpowered the hijackers, they said they had all come from different backgrounds but were united that day. one person even said it was the beginning of the war on terror. it is usually a nonpolitical event, the 9/11, but it is now being drawn by people to draw lessons about american unity, have you seen that before? t lessons about american unity, have you seen that before?— you seen that before? i think it is fascinating- _ you seen that before? i think it is fascinating. there _ you seen that before? i think it is fascinating. there was _ you seen that before? i think it is fascinating. there was a - you seen that before? i think it is fascinating. there was a speaker| you seen that before? i think it is i fascinating. there was a speaker who also drew a direct line back to the
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founders, the people who created this country, the whole idea of out of many one, that was the whole finding idea of this country, 13 colonies coming together to form a confederation and eventually a united states of europe. this idea you could have diversity working together based on an idea and that is what they are reflecting, no matter our differences, are walks of life, where we come from, north, south, east, west, from the cities, from the country, there ought to be common ground because that is what america is all about. it is a powerful argument but at the moment, how you make that resonate, given the sheer nature of the deafness on all sides to what other people are
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saying is a really tricky political problem. and political problem with huge risks this nation. gard;r huge risks this nation. gary o'donoghue. _ huge risks this nation. gary o'donoghue, live _ huge risks this nation. gary o'donoghue, live at - huge risks this nation. gary o'donoghue, live at the i huge risks this nation. gary o'donoghue, live at the pentagon. 0'donoghue, live at the pentagon. thank you. andy card was president bush's chief of staff 20 years ago and famously had to interrupt the commander in chief as he read to schoolchildren to tell them that a second plane had hit the twin towers. he's been speaking to our north america editor, jon sopel. i was standing at the door to the classroom — i was standing at the door to the classroom with the president and principal— classroom with the president and principal of the school won a navy captain _ principal of the school won a navy captain came up to the president and said, captain came up to the president and said. sir. _ captain came up to the president and said. sir. it— captain came up to the president and said, sir, it appears a small plane has crashed — said, sir, it appears a small plane has crashed into one of the towers in the _ has crashed into one of the towers in the world trade center in new york _ in the world trade center in new york the — in the world trade center in new york. the principal opened the door of the _ york. the principal opened the door of the class — york. the principal opened the door of the class and they walked into the classroom and the door shut. it appears _ the classroom and the door shut. it appears it— the classroom and the door shut. it appears it was not a small plane but
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appears it was not a small plane but a commercialjetliner. 0h appears it was not a small plane but a commercialjetliner. oh my god, another— a commercialjetliner. oh my god, another plane hit the other tower at the world _ another plane hit the other tower at the world trade center. that is when i the world trade center. that is when i walked _ the world trade center. that is when i walked up— the world trade center. that is when i walked up to the president and i whispered — i walked up to the president and i whispered to him, a second plane hit the second _ whispered to him, a second plane hit the second tower. america is under attack _ the second tower. america is under attack. ., , , ., , the second tower. america is under attack. ., , , ., ., attack. you present a very calm and rational picture, _ attack. you present a very calm and rational picture, wash _ attack. you present a very calm and rational picture, wash your- attack. you present a very calm and rational picture, wash your stomach turning over? was your pulse racing? i knew the picture that was taken of me whispering in the era of the president— me whispering in the era of the president was an iconic photograph, it defined _ president was an iconic photograph, it defined and time. it change the world, _ it defined and time. it change the world, it — it defined and time. it change the world, it certainly change the united — world, it certainly change the united states. i want people to remember the photograph because it .ave remember the photograph because it gave us— remember the photograph because it gave us a _ remember the photograph because it gave us a day where we accepted an obligation— gave us a day where we accepted an obligation to never forget the people — obligation to never forget the people who died that day, almost 3000 _ people who died that day, almost 3000 people died, and the heroes that showed up to respond and the people _ that showed up to respond and the people who signed up to serve our country— people who signed up to serve our country and the world subsequent
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days _ country and the world subsequent days so — country and the world subsequent da 5, , country and the world subsequent da s. , ., ., days. so you say it is decisive and the world must _ days. so you say it is decisive and the world must not _ days. so you say it is decisive and the world must not forget - days. so you say it is decisive and the world must not forget about i days. so you say it is decisive and i the world must not forget about the events we are seeing unravelling maybe now, aren't they the world forgetting? t maybe now, aren't they the world foruuettin ? . , maybe now, aren't they the world forgetting?— forgetting? i am very troubled by what is happening _ forgetting? i am very troubled by what is happening with _ forgetting? i am very troubled by what is happening with regard i forgetting? i am very troubled by what is happening with regard to| forgetting? i am very troubled by i what is happening with regard to the withdrawal from afghanistan by the us and _ withdrawal from afghanistan by the us and its nato allies right now. i am troubled by it because it is compromising our ability to make sure younger generations know we made _ sure younger generations know we made a _ sure younger generations know we made a promise never to forget and why we _ made a promise never to forget and why we went to afghanistan in the first place — why we went to afghanistan in the first lace. ., , , ., . why we went to afghanistan in the firstlace. ., , , ., . �* , �*, first place. that is george w bush's chief of staff _ first place. that is george w bush's chief of staff 20 — first place. that is george w bush's chief of staff 20 years _ first place. that is george w bush's chief of staff 20 years ago. - first place. that is george w bush's chief of staff 20 years ago. and i chief of staff 20 years ago. and echoing a theme i am hearing a lot here from new yorkers as well, which is of the us has left afghanistan, remember the war on terror was launched because the taliban were harbouring al-qaeda who carried out
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the 9/11 attacks, then who will stop terrorism from breeding there again now that the taliban are back in charge? this is a big question for today. this is benate a very emotional and poignant day here today at the world trade center site which is now the memorialfor those who died at the twin towers. that reading of the names of those who were killed is always so moving and it has been especially so today. a file —— a family member said the weather isjust the file —— a family member said the weather is just the same as it was 20 years ago, the same bright blue, now so painfulfor all 20 years ago, the same bright blue, now so painful for all others. well to end our special programme and our live coverage of the ceremonies held to mark 20 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, we thought we'd play you a little of the musician bruce springsteen's tribute to the 2,977 people who lost their lives and to the family and friends who continue to mourn them.
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# the road is long and seeming without end # the days go on, i rememberyou my friend # and though you're gone and my heart's been emptied it seems # i'll see you in my dreams. # i got your guitar here by my bed # all your favorite records # and all the books that you read # and though my soul feels like it's been split at the seams
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# i'll see you in my dreams. dry and bright to weather across the uk today. even some sunshine in parts of scotland. in the north there has been a very wet day. we have had some very heavy rain, the system is easing tonight with increasingly lighter and patchier rain. especially further southin patchier rain. especially further south in scotland, elsewhere clear spells with patches of mist and fog, easier for sleeping, feeling fresher with temperatures lower than recent nights. the big picture for tomorrow, that system in northern scotland continues to move away. another one approaches in the
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south—west and especially for wales at what can wait as the day goes on. a dry day in scotland, beginning with a lot of cloud, a few showers and some patchy rain. this might push into north—east england, increasing cloud across northern england. north and west scotland see sunny spells breaking through, another dry day northern ireland. sunny spells for the midlands and south—east england. south—west england might see some rain in the north—west of quanno, particularly in wales expecting rain going into the evening. —— north—west of cornwall. temperatures in the teens towards parts of eastern and south—east england. 21 today. 0utbreaks south—east england. 21 today. outbreaks of rain across parts of wales in the evening and towards the midlands and one or two spots of northern england. a much cooler night across the northern half of the uk. temperatures well down into
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single figures. sunshine to follow. some uncertainty about detail but it looks like western areas of england, wales and south—west scotland will see outbreaks of rain on monday. elsewhere dry. after that, the system will push your way eastwards and awake weather front arriving for the north—west on wednesday with rain for parts of scotland. that atlantic weather system later in the week. lots to take in but the main story in the week ahead for weather is that there will be a chance of rain at the start of the week and later in the week fine weather.
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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines... commemoration services have been taking place to mark 20 years since the 9—11 terror attacks in america. the names of the almost 3,000 victims were read out at events in new york, washington and pennsylvania. bell rings. six moments of silence have been held — marking the times each of the four hijacked planes crashed and when the world trade centre buildings collapsed, on that day, in 2001. former presidents, clinton and 0bama, joined joe biden, in new york as george w bush spoke in pennsylvania, warning about a loss of unity in american society. so much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger,
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