Photo gallery: Revelers celebrate death of bin Laden

Crowds gather in Times Square, on White House front lawn to rejoice news of long-hunted al Qaida leader's assassination.

May 2, 2011 09:45

revelers 311. (photo credit: Reuters)


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Late Sunday night, US President Barack Obama made a startling announcement: Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as well as countless other incidents of Islamist jihad which took civilian lives across the globe, had been found, captured, and killed.

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US forces, following months of intelligence work, had tracked Osama bin Laden to a remote area of Pakistan and surrounded his compound.  A firefight ensued and the al Qaida leader was killed. Following Obama's startling announcement, US sources declared that they had taken custody of bin Laden's body and it would be handled according to Islamic law.

 Immediately following Obama's announcement, celebratory crowds gathered in Times Square and on the White House front lawn to wave American flags, shout slogans and rejoice.

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