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Photos of spontaneous celebrations across the US

We've been receiving photos of gatherings and reactions following the news that Osama bin Laden is dead:


Submitted by Annie Scheltens / UGC

Ohio University students celebrate after learning that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a covert U.S. operation on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Zachary Krahmer

Drivers celebrate near the White House.

Abby Haa

Can my daddy come home now?

Submitted by Matthew Wittkopp / UGC

The Brigade of Midshipmen celebrates the news. Many of the Mids were very young when Osama Bin Laden attacked the United States but it was enough of a calling for them to join the Navy to serve.

Martin Eric Osborne

Three young patriots in front of the White House

Submitted by Sam Miller / UGC

Iowa State University

Cadet Matthew Bunker

At the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

Robert A. Kolodzieski

FirstPerson submission: At Penn State University. Absolute once in a lifetime experience! USA! Can't believe this has happened after ten years.


Casey Seibert

Norwich cadets

Kazie Poole

Appalachian State in Boone NC. Main Street through campus was shut down.

Zack Mueller

Boston university students, on Boston common, incredible scene of peaceful euphoria.

Anna F. Curtis, journalism student at University of Missouri

Huge celebration in University of Missouri's Greektown. Champagne, fireworks, crowd surfing.

Bobby Narang

NYC Times Square approximately 12:45 AM

David Krogh

Students at The Ohio State University are jumping into Mirror Lake, a tradition marked and remembered during Beat Michigan Week of the Ohio State vs Michigan football game.

Matthew Petek

Fernand R. Amandi

Celebrating in Little Havana, Miami

Zarith Pineda

Tulane University Residence Hall, Students Celebrate

Chad Davis

Celebration of Osama bin Laden's death in Morgantown, WV ... home of WVU ... famous for couch burnings after Mountaineer football games

Caitlin Peruccio

Civ Scream at Providence College turned into a celebration


This is the celebration of midshipmen in Tecumseh Court at the United States Naval Academy.

Sarah Benedek

Ground Zero

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