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Bin Laden's Death Welcomed With Spontaneous Celebrations


People react to the death of Osama bin Laden in Times Square in New York early on May 2.
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People react to the death of Osama bin Laden in Times Square in New York early on May 2.

A man cheers outside the White House in Washington upon hearing the news of the death of Osama bin Laden.
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A man cheers outside the White House in Washington upon hearing the news of the death of Osama bin Laden.

U.S. President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden during a dramatic address to the nation from the White House.
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U.S. President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden during a dramatic address to the nation from the White House.

U.S. Marines in Helmand Province in Afghanistan watch as President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden.
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U.S. Marines in Helmand Province in Afghanistan watch as President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden.

A news ticker displays information on Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death in Pakistan as people attend a spontaneous celebration in New York's Times Square.
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A news ticker displays information on Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death in Pakistan as people attend a spontaneous celebration in New York's Times Square.

People celebrate the news in New York's Times Square.
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People celebrate the news in New York's Times Square.

People celebrate outside the White House in Washington, D.C.
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People celebrate outside the White House in Washington, D.C.

People celebrate in New York's Times Square.
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People celebrate in New York's Times Square.

An Afghan shopkeeper watches the news in an electronics shop in Kabul.
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An Afghan shopkeeper watches the news in an electronics shop in Kabul.

New York City firefighters gather in Times Square to celebrate the announcement.
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New York City firefighters gather in Times Square to celebrate the announcement.

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