Look Back: The world reacts to Osama bin Laden's death

POSTED: 07:10 PM PDT Sep 05, 2011    UPDATED: 06:17 AM PDT May 01, 2014 

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.

Twitter goes wild after news of death
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A computer screen in Singapore shows the Twitter page of Sohaib Athar, who reported via Twitter that a loud bang had rattled his windows in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad. A few hours later he posted another tweet: "Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it."

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