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Dueling demonstrations begin after 9/11 memorial


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Dueling demonstrations begin after 9/11 memorial

BETH FOUHY,Associated Press Writers

VERENA DOBNIK,Associated Press Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of family members of Sept. 11 victims recited loved ones' names through tears on the ninth anniversary of the attacks Saturday, avoiding direct mention of the political furor over plans for a mosque that later drew thousands of protesters on both sides.

After the ceremony, around 1,000 activists rallied about five blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks to support the proposed Islamic community center. Several hundred others rallied near...

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