NEW YORK - As the US paused to mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the spotlight from a presidential campaign and a new memorial at the Pentagon were joining the familiar rituals of remembrance on this solemn day.
In New York four moments of silence were planned yesterday to commemorate the precise times that two hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Centre, along with the times that each tower collapsed.
Services were also to be held in a field in western Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon outside Washington, where terrorists crashed two other hijacked planes.
Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama were to pay silent respects at ground zero yesterday. - Sapa-AP