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Jul 6, 2010 7:02 PM by Greg Boyce

Queen Elizabeth visits Ground Zero

NEW YORK (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has placed a wreath at the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in her first visit to New York City in more than 30 years.

The 84-year-old British monarch braved 100-degree heat to pay respects at ground zero near the footprint of the World Trade Center's south tower. The queen was accompanied by Prince Philip as she put a wreath of peonies, roses, lilies and other flowers on a wooden riser. She also greeted people including first responders to the attack and families of victims.

After ground zero, the queen planned to visit the British Garden of Remembrance to honor the 67 Britons killed in the 2001 attack. She addressed the United Nations earlier Tuesday. Elizabeth hasn't visited New York City since 1976.

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