Rome is marking the eighth anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States with a series of events across the capital.

A new memorial to the victims of the attacks in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania will be unveiled during a special ceremony in Porta Capena near the headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). The memorial consists of two columns originally from the fountain of the Curia Innocenziana (now Palazzo Montecitorio) symbolising the Twin Towers in New York and a plaque carrying the words of the Spanish philosopher and writer George Santayana:

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