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Friday, 14 September, 2001, 23:01 GMT 00:01 UK
In pictures: Bush visits ground zero
Three days after the world witnessed perhaps the worst terrorist atrocity in history - against the World Trade Center in New York - US President George W Bush visited the scene of the attack.

Presidential helicopter
The presidential helicopter Marine One arrived with New York's skyscrapers looming in the background

President Bush with New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, left, and Governor George Pataki, right
President Bush was greeted by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Governor George Pataki

President Bush in New York
He was shown some of the devastation from the attacks on Tuesday when two airliners crashed into the twin towers of WTC

President Bush with New York firefighter Bob Beckwith
He had a stirring message for the hundreds of rescue workers who have been sifting through the wreckage

Bush with firefighter Bob Beckwith
He was standing on a burnt-out fire truck that has become a shrine for the firefighters' lost comrades

Bush surrounded by rescue workers
The rescue workers mobbed Mr Bush, as chants of "USA, USA" went up over the crowd
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The BBC's Philippa Thomas
reports as George W Bush visits New York
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