McCain and Obama commemorate 9/11 anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) -- Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, paying a joint visit to ground zero.

The Republican and Democrat walked down a ramp to the site where the World Trade Center once stood, and threw flowers into a reflecting pool.

Cindy McCain and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg accompanied the two candidates. Obama and McCain greeted family members of the victims.

Beforehand, McCain spoke briefly at a ceremony in rural western Pennsylvania. The event was held on a large hilly field close to where United Airlines Flight 93, the third of four airliners commandeered by terrorists, crashed.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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