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    The life of Osama bin Laden

    Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted ter­ror­ist, was killed in Pakistan as the res­ult of a U.S. mil­it­ary op­er­a­tion, Pres­id­ent Obama an­nounced to the na­tion Sunday night. Bin Laden’s money and preach­ing in­spired the Sept. 11, 2001, ter­ror­ist at­tacks that killed just un­der 3,000 people in New York, Wash­ing­ton and Pennsylvania, and forever ripped a hole in Amer­ica’s feel­ing of se­cur­ity in the world.

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    Published: May 1, 2011
    Sources: Times research
    Credits: Megan Garvey, Maloy Moore, Soo Oh, Ben Welsh, TimelineSetter
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