New York City commemorated the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Wednesday night, powering on nearly 100 7,000-watt xenon bulbs to illuminate into the sky two beams indicating where the Twin Towers once stood.

The powerful scene was captured by multiple photographers, including Recode editor Anthony Quintano.

“The tribute in light has always brought tears to my eyes…”
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“Even though I did not know anyone that was killed in these attacks, being a New Yorker and living through these attacks has made me feel as if I did lose someone,” he told TheBlaze. “The tribute in light has always brought tears to my eyes around this time of year and being a photographer I feel the need to express my emotion and pay my respects through my work.”

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(Image source: Anthony Quintano / AnthonyQuintano.com)

(Image source: Anthony Quintano / AnthonyQuintano.com)

(Image source: Anthony Quintano / AnthonyQuintano.com)

(Image source: Anthony Quintano / AnthonyQuintano.com)

(Image source: Anthony Quintano / AnthonyQuintano.com)

(Image source: Anthony Quintano / AnthonyQuintano.com)

Note: A Vine video that was previously in this story has been removed in favor of a more updated picture.

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