AP source: Obama to mark bin Laden's death in NYC

6:39 PM, May 2, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says President Barack Obama will travel to New York City on Thursday to mark the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Obama is expected to 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 near Islamabad where he had been hiding. The U.S. retrieved bin Laden's body and buried it at sea.

Flag-waving crowds have been gathering at the lower Manhattan site of the attack since Obama first announced bin Laden's death late Sunday.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trip has not been formally announced.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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