Published On: Sep 01 2011 01:23:57 PM CDTUpdated On: May 01 2014 06:00:00 AM CDT
Take a look back at the day the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks was killed as it unfolded.
In this photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama makes a point during one of a series of meetings May 1, 2011, in the Situation Room discussing the mission against bin Laden. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon is pictured at right.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House. A classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured.
Obama talks with members of the national security team at the conclusion of one in a series of meetings on the mission against Osama bin Laden. Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is seen on the screen.
Obama listens during one in a series of meetings discussing the mission against bin Laden.
Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office before making a statement to the media about the mission against bin Laden.
Obama edits his remarks in the Oval Office prior to making a televised statement detailing the mission against bin Laden.
Obama delivers a statement in the East Room of the White House on the mission against bin Laden.
Senior administration officials listen as Obama delivers a statement in the East Room of the White House on the mission against bin Laden.
Obama walks through the Cross Hall of the White House after delivering a statement to the media on the mission against bin Laden.
Obama shakes hands with Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Green Room of the White House following his statement detailing the mission against bin Laden.
After the announcement, Americans gathered outside the White House to celebrate the news of bin Laden's death.
Firefighters in New York's Times Square celebrate the news of Osama bin Laden's death.
People react to the death of Osama bin Laden in Times Square in New York.
Ted Carousso of New York City waves a flag in reaction to news of the death of Osama bin Laden at the intersection of Church Street and Vesey Street at ground zero on the morning of May 2, 2011, in New York City.
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American troops liberate the Dachau concentration camp, the U.S. begins evacuating American citizens from Saigon, Alfred Hitchcock dies, Roger Clemens sets a strikeout record, and riots consume Los Angeles, all on this day.
George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president, the Louisiana Purchase is completed, Adolf Hitler commits suicide, "The Cosby Show" airs its final episode, and Chrysler declares bankruptcy, all on this day.