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May 19, 2011

CV – Alexandru Mihalache



May 18, 2011

The following pictures have been taken on the 2nd of May 2011, the next day after the announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

The historical edition of The New York Times, announcing the death of the Taliban leader Osama Bin Laden

Several broadcasting stations gathered at Ground Zero the following day in order to get the best bits of the headline story

Hundreds of messages dedicated to the victims of 9/11 were displayed everywhere around the ground zero perimeter.

New York – News Package (radio version) – The killing of Osama Bin Laden

May 18, 2011

Duration: 02′ 18”

RADIO PACKAGE – The assasination of Osama Bin Laden

7. O’clock pm, new York. The streets are packed as usual. Nothing could predict the event that was about to happen in just a few hours.
Shortly after 11.00 p.m. New York local time, breaking news has hit the media: the Taliban leader Osama Bin Laden, USA’s number one public enemy and the most hunted terrorist in the world has been killed.

The shocking information was immediately picked up by the main broadcasting channels all around the world, including CNN, BBC, ESPN, or NBC. In less than two hours the information was officially confirmed by the White House, and the Americans’ long lasting dream has become reality.

Osama Bin Laden was killed shortly after 1.00 Am Pakistan time as a result of a United States of America operation-code, named Operation Neptune Spear .This was ordered by the United States President Barack Obama. According to the official statement, the raid was launched from Afghanistan and took place at Bin Laden’s house in Bilal Town, Pakistan.

The president’s speech was broadcasted live in Times Square in New York and brought a wave of enthusiasm among everyone. People in the square, regardless of nationality or age started cheering, waving the American flag and congratulating each other. The same words could be read on everyone’s lips: justice had been done.

The next day’s headlines followed the same pattern. The New York Post was straightforwardly announcing: BIN LADEN DEAD, WE GOT HIM!, while the New York Times quoted the president, agreeing that justice has finally been done.

Ground Zero, the place where time stopped ten years ago, crippled by terror and shock, became the city’s hot spot. Now it was a place of recollection and hope. Either tourists or people directly involved in the world trade centre attacks, they all wanted to share their enthusiasm by singing patriotic songs or holding large banners with congratulation messages. Some were just happy to be there.

Hundreds of messages dedicated to the victims of 9/11 were displayed everywhere around the ground zero perimeter.
On September 11 2001, Osama Bin Laden, the leader and founder of Al-Quaeda, was about to give the American nation its biggest blow.
Nearly 3,000 victims and the 19 hijackers died in the attacks. More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks on the World Trade Centre. It was considered the greatest terrorist attack in the history of US and one of the bloodiest ever in the modern history of mankind.