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New York Observes Seventh Anniversary of 9/11


New York City is marking seven years since the World Trade Center was destroyed with ceremonies at Ground Zero on Thursday.

The program began at 8:40 a.m. as bagpipers and drummers lead the World Trade Center Flag to the stage.

Mayor Bloomberg introduced a moment of silence at 8:46, marking the time the first plane struck the North Tower of Twin Towers. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, New York Governor David Paterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine spoke at the event.

One hundred and five pairs of readers read the names of those who lost their lives.

Anis Ahmed spoke to a firefighter whose nephew was killed in the attack, two journalists and residents of New York, Mahbubur Rahman and Abu Taher. Mahbubur Rahman is the President of Bangla Press Club and Abu Taher is the Editor of News World.

Roquia Haider spoke from Washingto Studio.

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