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Osama Bin Laden Killed: Worldwide Reactions

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Late Sunday night, President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces had killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during an operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bin Laden reportedly died in a firefight, shot in the head, following which his body was recovered and was buried at sea*. Reactions in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere were swift and exuberant. Stay tuned: Further images will be added throughout the day, showing responses to the momentous news from around the world. [* This report originally stated the body remained in U.S. custody. A report from the Pentagon now says that the body was buried in the North Arabian Sea.] [48 photos]

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Late on Sunday night, May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced Osama bin Laden had been killed in a military operation. Al Qaeda leader Bin Laden is pictured in this 1998 file photo at a meeting at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. (AP Photo)
Late on Sunday night, May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced Osama bin Laden had been killed in a military operation. Al Qaeda leader Bin Laden is pictured in this 1998 file photo at a meeting at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. (AP Photo)
President Barack Obama walks through the Cross Hall to the Blue Room to deliver news to the nation that U.S. authorities have recovered the body of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011. (Reuters/Jason Reed) #
President Barack Obama speaks after addressing the nation on TV from the East Room of the White House on May 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C. Obama had just announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed near Islamabad, Pakistan, almost a decade after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and his body was in possession of the United States. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) #
US Marines of Regiment Combat Team 1 (RCT 1) watch TV as President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden, at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province, on May 2, 2011. US President Barack Obama said on May 1, 2011 that justice had been done after the September 11, 2001 attacks with the death of Osama bin Laden, but warned that Al-Qaeda will still try to attack the US. (BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images) #
Photographers take pictures of U.S. President Barack Obama after he announced the death of Osama bin Laden live on television from the East Room of the White House on May 1, 2011. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed on Sunday in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan and his body was recovered, President Barack Obama announced on Sunday. (Reuters/Jason Reed) #
President Barack Obama, making a statement on the death of Osama bin Laden, is shown on TVs at an electronics retailer in Tokyo on Monday May 2, 2011. Obama said Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) #
President Barack Obama is seen on a television monitor in the press briefing room as he makes a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden from the East Room of the White House on Sunday, May 1, 2011. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) #
President Barack Obama is pictured after announcing live on television the death of Osama bin Laden, from the East Room of the White House on May 1, 2011. (Reuters/Jason Reed) #
In this television image, Osama bin Laden is seen at an undisclosed location. (AP Photo/Al Jazeera, File) #
Fans check their cell phones during a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets on Sunday, May 1, 2011, in Philadelphia. News broke during the game that Osama bin Laden had been killed. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) #
People cheer and wave U.S. flags outside the White House as President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the nation on the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011. (Reuters/Jim Young) #
Students gather at the fence on the north side of the White House, pose for photographs, chant "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" and sing the Star Spangled Banner while U.S. President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden during a late evening statement to the press in the East Room of the White House May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #
Revelers stand on trees outside the gates of the White House after U.S. President Barack Obama announced that U.S. authorities have recovered the dead body of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) #
Crowds gathers outside the White House in Washington early Monday, May 2, 2011, to celebrate after President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) #
People cheer outside the White House over the death of Osama bin Laden in Washington, May 1, 2011. (Reuters/Jim Young) #
New York City firefighters gather in Times Square New York May 2, 2011 shortly after the announcement from President Obama about the death of Osama bin Laden. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) #
People gather in Times Square may 2, 2011 shortly after the announcement from President Obama. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) #
n the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, David Huber and Nicole Lozare of Arlington, Virginia, pay their respects to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, following President Barack Obama's announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) #
A reveler takes pictures of a news ticker in New York's Times Square on May 2, 2011, as people celebrate the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. (Reuters/Chip East) #
Arab Americans celebrate the news of the death of Osama bin Laden in Dearborn, Michigan, early Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) #
A large, jubilant crowd reacts to the news of Osama bin Laden's death at the corner of Church and Vesey Streets, adjacent to ground zero, during the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 2, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) #
A man shows an extra edition of a Japanese newspaper in Tokyo on Monday, May 2, 2011, reporting Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, was killed in an operation led by U.S. forces. Japanese headlines read: "Is bin Laden dead? His remains were taken custody, said President." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) #
A large, jubilant crowd reacts to the news of Osama bin Laden's death at the corner of Church and Vesey Streets, adjacent to ground zero, during the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 2, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) #
Locals watch an Afghan television newscast about Osama bin Laden's death at a restaurant in Kabul on May 2, 2011. The al Qaeda leader was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on Sunday, President Barack Obama announced, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood) #
Pat White arrives at the Texas Capitol in Austin on Sunday night, May 1, 2011, to celebrate Osama bin Laden's death. (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Corey Leamon) #
In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistani soldiers walk past a compound surrounded in red fabric where locals reported a firefight took place overnight on May 2, 2011. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on Sunday, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind behind the September 11th attacks. Obama said U.S. forces led a targeted operation that killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, north of Islamabad. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood) #
Shadows of people gathered to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden are cast against a wall at Ground Zero in New York, May 2, 2011. (Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly) #
More than 2,000 Illinois State University students in Normal, Illinois, loft each other through the air as they celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, Monday, May 2, 2010. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph/David Proeber) #
A man pauses to look at a memorial wreath and candles places near Ground Zero in New York on May 2, 2011. (Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly) #
Dionne Layne, facing camera, hugs Mary Power as they react to the news of the death of Osama bin Laden on Monday, May 2, 2011, in New York. At left is the rising tower, 1 World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) #
In this still image taken from video footage from a mobile phone on May 2, 2011, the Abbottabad compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed is seen in flames. (Reuters/Stringer) #
This video frame grab, obtained from ABC News on May 2, 2011, shows the interior bedroom in the mansion where Osama bin Laden was killed May 1. (Reuters/ABC News)#
On May 2, 2011, soldiers and residents stand over covered debris as it is moved out by military vehicles from the Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound within which al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed. (Reuters/Faisal Mahmood)#
Two men watch a TV broadcast about Osama bin Laden in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) #
At a newsstand in Hyderabad, Pakistan, people read newspapers carrying the headline "Osama bin Laden killed" on Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih) #
Anti-government protestors watch a TV broadcast about the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden from a tent near a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #
People burn a photograph of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as they celebrate his death in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on May 2, 2011. (Reuters/Stringer)#
Douglas Sidialo, who lost his sight in Osama bin Laden's 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, prays at the memorial remembering the victims in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi) #
Part of a damaged helicopter is seen lying near the compound where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad May 2, 2011. (Reuters/Stringer)#
Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture to mark the killing of Osama bin Laden at the golden sea beach at Puri, Orissa, India, Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout) #
Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam rally to condemn killing of Osama bin Laden in Quetta, Pakistan on Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) #
Jim Schweizer, assistant to the director of Fort Snelling National Cemetery, straightens flowers at the grave of Thomas Burnett, Monday May 2, 2011 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Burnett died September 11, 2001 along with 39 other passengers and crew when Flight 93 was hijacked and crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, while flying to San Francisco from Newark, New Jersey. (AP Photo/The Star Tribine, Richard Sennott)#
A Pakistani hawker carries evening newspapers carrying headlines of Osama bin Laden's death on a street in Karachi on May 2, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Passers-by take pictures of newspaper headlines reporting the death of Osama Bin Laden, in front of the Newseum, on May 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) #
A man reads a newspaper near the site of the World Trade Center in New York May 2, 2011. (Reuters/Andrew Kelly) #
A memorial wreath decorated with the words "We Got Him" is displayed by a monument honoring the victims of terrorism at the Spring Hill VFW Post 10209 in Tampa, Florida, on Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/St. Petersburg Times, Will Vragovic) #
Tara Henwood Butzbaugh, whose brother died in the attacks on September 11, 2001, shows a photo of her family at World Trade Center site in New York May 2, 2011. (Reuters/Andrew Kelly) #
Madison Lefever, 14, left, and Nicole Ortega, 13, both from Pinon Mesa Middle School in Phelan, California, hug after hearing a letter read that was left on a bench at the Pentagon Memorial, Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) #

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