Her father, Muhammad, talked of the wrenching pain as his heart shrinks every year with the approach of September 11. "It's endless grief," he told our Uzbek Service. "Every anniversary, I recall the nightmare over and over. Hundreds of thoughts whirl in my head: What if she'd been somewhere else, instead of at the World Trade Center that day -- anywhere but those towers?"
"I see her image everywhere -- her voice rings in my ears," said her mother, Farida.
Their words are a reminder that alongside commemorations in the United States, parents like Gavhar's -- as well as brothers and sisters and indeed children -- in more than 90 countries around the world are mourning loved ones who died at the hands of the 9/11 attackers.
-- Andy Heil