Bin Laden dead: The world reacts

Published: Sep 05 2011 09:39:24 PM EDT

The world largely celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden, though some condemned the killing by U.S. forces.

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Three years ago today, on May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs during a raid on his compound near Islamabad, Pakistan. Take a look back on how the world reacted to the news of his death.

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