Washington flag ceremony marks 9/11 anniversary

A woman at the National September 11 Memorial mourns the loss of her son, who died during attacks at the World Trade Center 10 years ago.
A woman at the National September 11 Memorial mourns the loss of her son, who died during attacks at the World Trade Center 10 years ago.
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THIS was the sombre sight as the American flag flew at half mast in a Wearside tribute to those massacred during the 9/11 atrocities.

Staff at Washington Old Hall, the ancestral home of the first U.S. president George Washington, made the gesture in a mark of respect to those killed when the Twin Towers were targeted by terrorists 10 years ago yesterday.

The Stars and Stripes flying at half-mast at Washington Old Hall, Washington on Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversery of 9/11, while visitors leave a message of condolance in a memorial book.

The Stars and Stripes flying at half-mast at Washington Old Hall, Washington on Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversery of 9/11, while visitors leave a message of condolance in a memorial book.

Those visiting the National Trust property, in Washington Village, were also able to sign a book of condolence.

Across the Atlantic, security was tight after warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack.

Relatives of those who died gathered at the sites where four hijacked planes struck in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people.

The names of all the victims were read out at the site of the World Trade Center.

Metal barriers were erected on roads near the site, while police in New York and Washington stopped and searched large vehicles entering bridges and tunnels.

The CIA received a warning last week that al-Qaida may have sent attackers, some of them possibly U.S. citizens, to bomb one of the cities.