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September 10, 2012
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, former U.S. President George W. Bush addresses those attending the 10th anniversary commemoration of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. For the first time, elected officials won’t be allowed to speak Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at an occasion that has allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight, a change made in the name of avoiding politics, but rapped by some as a political move in itself.

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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the world Trade Center at the National September 11 Memorial in New York. For the first time, elected officials won�t be allowed to speak Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at an occasion that has allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight, a change made in the name of avoiding politics, but rapped by some as a political move in itself.

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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2010 file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani reads a poem during a memorial service commemorating the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. For the first time, elected officials won�t be allowed to speak Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at an occasion that has allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight, a change made in the name of avoiding politics, but rapped by some as a political move in itself.

Allan Tannenbaum photo

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his remarks during the 10th anniversary ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial, in New York. For the first time, elected officials won�t be allowed to speak Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at an occasion that has allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight, a change made in the name of avoiding politics, but rapped by some as a political move in itself

Allan Tannenbaum photo

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama delivers his remarks during 10th anniversary ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. This year’s Sept. 11 anniversary in New York will be the first in which politicians are excluded from speaking at the commemoration ceremony at ground zero.