Celebrations over bin Laden's death in the U.S. (28 images)

As the news trickled out via social media and increasing press reports, celebratory crowds began to grow in front of the White House and at Ground Zero, cheering the death of the formerly elusive terrorist leader.
Updated: May 2, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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A young Muslim man prays as thousands celebrate the news that Al-Qaida terror leader Osama bin Laden is dead in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 2, 2011. At 11.35 tonight President Obama announced "the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children." UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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