Joe Biden to join victims’ families at ceremonies in New York, at the Pentagon and at Shanksville, Pennsylvania

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Former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are also present at Ground Zero, where the 9/11 memorial ceremony will begin momentarily. They join the Bidens and Obamas.

The Guardian’s Edward Helmore is in Downtown Manhattan, where the memorial ceremony will soon begin at Ground Zero.

The streets of lower Manhattan were sealed off Saturday, the sky as clear as it had been on the day 20 years ago when the terrorist attacks took place.

As firefighters and police, the families of those lost on 9/11, military who had served in the Afghan and Iraq wars, assembled near Ground Zero for the remembrance, there was a pervasive sense of sorrow and respect.

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