I never really did a retrospective post on the night Osama Bin Laden was killed. So now I will, one year later.
Almost all of Sunday, May 1, 2011, was a slow news day. Painfully slow. At the time I was a home page editor at The Washington Post working Sunday night duty.
There were four or five of us working on the site that evening. We were relaxed, cracking jokes, predicting we would likely be leaving on time. I think I even remember putting my feet up at one point.
"Thanks for the kind words. Long series. When it started Osama Bin Laden was still Americas most wanted."
— Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collision’s tweet after the Thunder’s playoff series win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Since President Obama announced that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, there have been an overwhelming number of amazing images, videos and stories. One five-second shot in this Washington Post video about reflections at Arlington National Cemetery caught my eye.
It’s a striking image of USA Today and Washington Post newspapers placed at a gravesite:
The Instagram version of this photo.
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