Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) was among Tokyo delegates celebrating the win; during final presentations, he addressed IOC concerns over power-plant radioactivity following the nation’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) named Tokyo host of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games on September 7.
IOC President Jacques Rogge awarded Tokyo the win after a head-to-head runoff with Istanbul. The 2020 Summer Olympics will mark the capital city’s second time hosting the games; the first time was in 1964.
On the 12th anniversary of the attack, tributes around the country remembered those who died on 9/11.
In Winnetka, Illinois, 3,000 flags were planted in memory of those who died.
Fashion week lit up New York September 5–12, amplifying the Big Apple’s status as a space for the rich and the beautiful.
Models for the label threeASFOUR rehearse for the runway in understated makeup and uniform wigs.
Since September 9, Muslim rebels in the Philippines’ Zamboanga City have clashed with the army. Casualty counts remain uncertain, but at least seven are estimated to be dead.
Residents’ lives have been in upheaval since the attacks began. The main combatants, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), said they had planned a peaceful march when they were fired on by the army.
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