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11 years on: Twitter remembers 9/11

People in America and around the world will spend today remembering where they were today 11 years ago. Memorials have gone up across social networks, with some people remembering individuals, others the 2 997 people killed in the attacks.

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Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself... More

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For many however, Twitter was the focal point. “Remember911″ and “11 de Setembro” bot trended globally on the social network.

Most of the tweets were sincere in their remembrance of the event:

While most were sincere in the memorial Anonymous chose a more conspiratorial route:

Others meanwhile chose to remember people killed in the wars that followed the attacks on America:

Those serving in Afghanistan had their own tribute:

Even usually humorous parody accounts were somber for the occasion: