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US president pays poignant visit to Ground Zero

Barack Obama's visit comes just days after killing of 9/11 architect Osama bin Laden

US president pays poignant visit to Ground Zero
President Barack Obama (C), New York Police Department officer Stephanie Moses (L) and New York Fire Department firefighter Joseph Lapointe gather at a wreath laying ceremony at Ground Zero after accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed on May 5, 2011 in New York City. Obama visited a firehouse and met with victims' families earlier in the day. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
US president pays poignant visit to Ground Zero
President Barack Obama (center) greets uniformed police and fire department officers at the World Trade Center site on May 5, 2011 in New York City. President Obama attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Ground Zero after Osama bin Laden was killed and visited a New York City Fire Department firehouse that lost 15 men in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US president pays poignant visit to Ground Zero
President Barack Obama walks past 9-11 first responders looking on at a wreath laying ceremony at Ground Zero after Osama bin Laden was killed on May 5, 2011 in New York City. Obama also visited a New York Fire Department firehouse and met with families of victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001during his visit to New York. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
US president pays poignant visit to Ground Zero
President Barack Obama hugs Diane Wall, whose husband Glen Wall perished in the twin towers on September 11, 2001, as other victims' family members look on at a wreath laying ceremony at Ground Zero Zero after Osama bin Laden was killed on May 5, 2011 in New York City. Obama also visited a New York Fire Department firehouse and met with families of victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001during his visit to New York. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
US president pays poignant visit to Ground Zero
President Barack Obama stands with members of the New York City Police Department at the First Precinct on May 5, 2011 in New York City. President Obama attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Ground Zero after Osama bin Laden was killed and visited a New York City Fire Department firehouse that lost 15 men in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. (John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images)
US president pays poignant visit to Ground Zero
President Barack Obama walks with members of the New York City Fire and Police Departments holding a wreath during a ceremony at Ground Zero after Osama bin Laden was killed on May 5, 2011 in New York City. Obama also visited a New York City Fire Department firehouse and met with families of victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 during his visit to New York. (John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images)
US president pays poignant visit to Ground Zero
US President Barack Obama (2nd L) carries a wreath with a New York City police officer (L) and a New York City firefighter (R) at the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan May 5, 2011 in New York. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)