George W. Bush compares the Capitol attack to foreign terrorism

Fabienne Kinzelmann, New York

The security measures are extreme: emergency services spread all over the city, dogs, black box vans everywhere. Exactly 20 years after the first passenger jet hit one of the towers of the World Trade Center, the commemoration of the 2977 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 begins at Ground Zero in New York (USA). The names of those killed are read out between the two memorial fountains – for several hours.

“I left my heart here back then,” says Howard Kaplan (70), a retired firefighter from Los Angeles who worked here for 18 days in 2001. “It helps me come back. And I’m also happy to see that New York is no longer the ghost town it was back then. “