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The Death of Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden. Modified from image by Flickr user Anxo Resúa (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Osama Bin Laden. Modified from image by Flickr user Anxo Resúa (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).


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The death of Osama Bin Laden was first reported on May 2, 2011. He was killed by United States Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He was the founder of the al-Qaeda network, which is believed to have been responsible for the September 11 terrorist attack. Bin Laden topped the USA's most wanted list for over a decade. News of his death was first broken by Keith Urbahn, chief of staff for Donald Rumsfeld, on Twitter, prior to an official announcement by President Barack Obama.

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Featured Global Voices Posts – Death of Osama Bin Laden

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14 May – Indonesia: Blog Reactions to Bin Laden's Death
10 May – USA: Native Americans Take Offense at Osama Nickname
09 May – Pakistan: Bin Laden's Death Transforms Local Coffee House
09 May – Russia: Bloggers React With Cynicism to Bin Laden's Death
09 May – China: Death of Bin Laden and the Clash of Civilizations
06 May – Africa: Osama's Death: How the Letter O Helped Obama
06 May – Kuwait: In Love With Osama Bin Laden
05 May – Kyrgyzstan: Osama Bin Laden Dies, Bloggers React
04 May – Pakistan: Probing Questions After Bin Laden
04 May – Mexico: Netizens Put Death of Osama Bin Laden in Context
04 May – Tanzania: Is Osama Bin Laden Really Dead?
03 May – Arab World: Questions and Closure Follow Bin Laden's Death
03 May – Arab World: “2011 is a Year That Will Be Marked in History”
03 May – Zimbabwe: Mixed Reactions to Osama Bin Laden's Death
03 May – Tweeting Bin Laden: Have US Journalists Become Citizen Reporters?
02 May – Iran: Bloggers React to the Death of Bin Laden
02 May – Arab World: Where Some Are Mourning Osama Bin Laden
02 May – Pakistan: Reactions on the Death of Osama Bin Laden
02 May – Pakistan: Live-Tweeting Osama Bin Laden's Death from Abbottabad



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