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The death of Osama bin Laden

Updated 8:55 AM ET, Wed May 20, 2015
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Vice President Joe Biden, left, President Barack Obama, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, second from right, watch the mission to capture Osama bin Laden from the Situation Room in the White House on May 1, 2011. Click through to see reactions from around the world following the death of the al Qaeda leader. Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images
President Obama edits his remarks in the Oval Office prior to making a televised statement announcing bin Laden's death. Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images
Servicemen cheer from a lamp post as thousands of people gather at Ground Zero in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Crowds celebrate with NYPD officers in New York's Times Square early on May 2, 2011, after the death of Osama bin Laden. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Revelers gather at the fence on the north side of the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Afghans watch television coverage in Kabul announcing the killing of bin Laden. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images
U.S. Marines watch the announcement of bin Laden's death at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Times Square is filled shortly after the announcement of bin Laden's death. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Students gather to celebrate at the fence on the north side of the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A passer-by looks at newspaper headlines in front of the Newseum in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Danielle LeMack, left, Carie LeMack and Christie Coombs, who lost relatives on 9/11, pause during a ceremony to honor the victims on May 2, 2011, at the Garden of Remembrance in Boston. Darren McCollester/Getty Images
A visitor photographs the fence overlooking the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 2011. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Pakistani media and residents gather outside the bin Laden hideout on May 3, 2011. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images