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New York City Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary With Annual Tribute in Light — Here Are 11 Powerful Images

“The tribute in light has always brought tears to my eyes..."

(Image source: Anthony Quintano / AnthonyQuintano.com)

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.

[sharequote align="center"]“The tribute in light has always brought tears to my eyes..."[/sharequote]

“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.”

View the 11 Powerful Images:

(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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