Obama going to NYC to mark Osama bin Laden's death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Barack Obama

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May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to visit New York City on Thursday to mark the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin
Laden.
The White House says Obama will visit ground zero, the site of
al-Qaida's attack on the World Trade Center, and meet with the
families of those killed nearly 10 years ago.
U.S. forces killed bin Laden during a raid on a compound in
Pakistan where he had been hiding, then buried him at sea.
Flag-waving crowds have been gathering at the lower Manhattan
site of the attack since Obama announced bin Laden's death late
Sunday.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer announced
Obama's visit on Twitter.

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