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President Obama Announces the Death of Osama bin Laden

This photograph of President Barack Obama delivering a statement on the death of Osama bin Laden was taken by Pete Souza on May 1, 2011. President Obama spoke live on television from the East Room late on May 1. Bin Laden was the leader of the terrorist group al Qaeda, who were responsible for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. His death was carried out through a military mission led by members of the United States Navy SEALs.
Pete Souza
Date of Work
May 1, 2011
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza