Ground Zero The Day After Death of Osama Bin Laden

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Walking through New York City on Tuesday you could hear people talking about the death of Osama Bin Laden. Many had first heard the news that morning, waking up to learn of the U.S. military operation that finally captured and killed the man who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks.

The covers of the local New York papers captured the mood of many in the city. The New York Post read “Got Him! Vengeance At Last! U.S. Nails the Bastard.” The front page of The Daily News’  boldly stated “Rot In Hell.”

Many who visited Ground Zero on Tuesday posted the front pages of these papers on the fence around the construction zone now housing the new World Trade Centers. Flowers, notes, and pictures could be found all around the site once occupied by the Twin Towers. Media outlets covered the entire area reporting live and interviewing some of the thousands of people who walked through honoring the victims of September 11th.

Below are some pictures from New York on Tuesday, May 2, 2011, the day after the death of Osama Bin Laden :

A newly placed flag on fence at St. Paul’s Chapel across the street from Ground Zero list all the names of the people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.


Several members of the military could be seen around Ground Zero showing their respects to the 9/11 victims and recognizing the sacrifices of their fellow members of the armed forces.

Flowers, candles, notes, flags and pictures began to fill the fence around Ground Zero on Tuesday as New Yorkers honored the thousands who lost their lives almost 10 years ago. Below, the Ground Zero cross, the large steel cross now on display outside St. Peter’s Catholic Church, was found in the rubble of the World Trade Center by a construction workers following the September 11, 2001 attacks. The cross will eventually be relocated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.


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