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Observing a moment of silence at the National September 11 Memorial in New York on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, are (from right) President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Observing a moment of silence at the National September 11 Memorial in New York on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, are (from right) President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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