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Unidentified 9/11 remains returned to Ground Zero

Published on May 10, 2014 10:10 PM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Thousands of unidentified remains of victims of the 9/11 attack in New York were transferred in a solemn procession on Saturday to Ground Zero, the World Trade Center site that is now a memorial and museum.

The transfer drew protests from some families of the victims, who said it was an "insult" that remains possibly belonging to their loved ones were being put in an underground repository at the site of the 2001 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

The transfer was carried out in a somber procession of some 15 vehicles that left early Saturday from the New York Medical Examiner's Office on Manhattan's East Side.

Vehicles from the New York Police Department, the Fire Department and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey formed the cortege.

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