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How the Nation and the World Reacted to News of Osama bin Laden’s Death

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By HVvids on May 2, 2011

Since many Americans could hardly picture the day in which the current United States president announced the death of Osama bin Laden, it was difficult to speculate on how this nation would celebrate. One thing’s for certain: Few could have predicted the unbridled jubilation and festival atmospheres that emerged in Times Square, Ground Zero, and in front of the White House.

HyperVocal Correspondent Brendan Kownacki ran down to the White House, where a boisterous crowd outside reacted to the news that U.S. military personnel killed our most wanted terrorist.

More interviews in front of the White House:

Reactions from around the country:

Penn State students react to the news.

More reactions from the White House and NYC, courtesy of Russia Today:

Troop reactions in Afghanistan, not exactly as excited as one would think.

Across Washington, DC

British Prime Minister David Cameron on the news:

For one night we can all like Philadelphia Philly fans.

How are supporters of Osama bin Laden reacting?

For more on the raid that killed bin Laden:
Mission Truly Accomplished: Osama bin Laden Killed in U.S. Military Operation
Man in Abottabad Accidentally Live- Tweets Raid That Killed bin Laden
Firefighters React in Times Square: Easily the Best Photo of the Last Decade
VIDEO: Crowd at White House Reacts to bin Laden Death
Media outlets make typos: “OBAMA BIN LADEN DEAD?” is just one example
For Posterity’s Sake: Here’s What Monday’s New York Times Front Page Looks Like

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