Behind the scenes: Bin Laden's takedown

Published: Sep 01 2011 02:22:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 06 2011 02:22:24 PM EDT

The White House releases behind-the-scenes photos of President Barack Obama and other top officials monitoring the U.S. mission to kill Osama bin Laden on May 1.

Obama in the Situation Room
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Official White House photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama makes a point during one in a series of meetings in the Situation Room of the White House discussing the mission against Osama bin Laden. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon is pictured at right.

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