Obama Pays Respects at 9/11 Memorial in New York

The president is joined by former President George Bush, who was in office at the time of the attacks.

Posted: 09/11/2011 08:25 AM EDT
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President Barack Obama touches names of the 9/11 victims as he visits the North Memorial Pond at the National September 11 Memorial ceremony in New York. (Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

 

President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center Sunday.

Bush and Obama, joined by their wives, ran their hands over bronze panels bearing victims' names at the Sept. 11 memorial, writes the Associated Press. The twin reflecting pools built over the towers' footprints will open to family members later Sunday for the first time.

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