A reveler waves the American flag while thousands gathered outside the White House, chanting USA, USA. Many of those gathering were college students as word spread through Facebook and Twitter of bin Laden's death. A picture from Times Square shows NYC firefighters atop a firetruck while people celebrate. People flooded Times Square after word came down of bin Laden's death. A lot of celebrating happening at Ground Zero as well. Some servicemen climbed a light pole in what was a joyous moment for many. One person at Ground Zero made a sign reading Obama - 1, Osama - 0. Nearly 10 years after the attacks on our country, a sense of relief and victory for many Americans.
#2 - Man Tweets bin Laden Death Unknowingly
A man living in Pakistan, not far from bin Laden's compound, unknowingly tweeted what was going down with the secret U.S. operation. Sohaib Athar tweeted that he heard a loud band that rattled his windows. He first noticed the sound of helicopters. One of his later tweets read: "All is silent after the blast, but a friend heard it six kilometers away too... the helicopter is gone too." He later learned that what he had heard was the U.S. operation that killed bin Laden.
#1 - Newspaper Headlines
Bin Laden's death made the front pages of papers across the globe. The NY Times headline reads "Bin Laden Killed by U.S. Forces in Pakistan, Obama Says, Declaring Justice Has Been Done." The Miami Herald reads "He's Dead." Underneath it reads, "Bin Laden Killed. Obama: Justice Was Done." The New York Post, not mincing words with its headline "Got Him! Vengeance at Last." El Nuevo Dia is a San Juan newspaper. Its headline "Muere Bin Laden" which translates to Bin Laden dies. The Gleaner out of Jamaica reads "Obama Gets bin Laden, 9/11 Terror Mastermind Killed in Pakistan. The Daily News: "Rot in Hell: Obama: U.S. Team Kills bin Laden in Firefight."