Video: The Scene at the White House
They came in droves as soon as word started to spread that Osama bin Laden had been killed. From all over Washington, people flocked to the White House.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- They came in droves as soon as word started to spread that Osama bin Laden had been killed. From all over the Washington area, people flocked to the White House to be with other Americans on a night that felt equal parts celebratory and strange.
As the groups of friends and compatriots neared the White House, many broke out in cheers or waved at passing cars, hooting and hollering. This video shows what the walkup was like about 10 minutes after President Obama finished his address to the nation. It's raw and unedited, but after seeing the crowds perform for the television cameras, this seems like a more honest portrayal of the scene.
Video: Alexis Madrigal.