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Hundreds rally in New York for Islamic centre

Hundreds gathered in New York City on the eve of 9/11 and the last day to Ramadan to rally for a proposed Islamic community centre near Ground Zero.

The US is preparing to mark the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks on New York amid controversy over the pastor who has threatened to burn the Koran.

US President Barack Obama has appealed for calm as the city prepares for its commemorations.

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