The victims that lost their lives in the New York and Washington attacks in September 2001 will be commemorated on Thursday on all US territories, where a moment of silence will be held. The two candidates for the November presidential elections, Democrat Barack Obama and republican John McCain, will interrupt their campaigns in order to meet the victims' families.

According to a poll conducted in 17 countries, there is no consensus at this moment regarding the authors of the attacks. Only the citizens in nine states still consider that Al-Qaida is responsible for the terrorist strikes.

In average, 46% of the respondents consider that Al-Qaida is to blame, while 15% believe that the Washington administration is guilty. 56% of the UK and Italian respondents, 63% of the French and 64% of the Germans believes that the authors are not related to Al-Qaida.