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Photos From Inside The White House During The Bin Laden Raid

Just a few minutes ago, White House photographer Pete Souza uploaded a few photos to Flickr taken inside the White House Situation Room yesterday, including one, embedded above, that I’d be willing bet will become an indelible image that future generations will identify with this moment in time. Just look at faces in that picture as they watch what’s unfolding on the other side of the globe — Obama’s eyes, Hillary Clinton with her hand over her mouth.
According to the Daily Mail, the group was watching a live feed of the raid via cameras mounted on the helmet’s of the special forces troops carrying out the raid.

President Obama was watching on a TV screen as a commando gunned down Osama Bin Laden. Via a video camera fixed to the helmet of a U.S. Navy Seal, the leader of the free world saw the terror chief shot in the left eye.
The Seal then carried out what is known in the military as a ‘double tap’ – shooting him again, probably in the chest, to make certain he was dead. The footage of the battle in Bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout – relayed to the White House by satellite – is said to show one of his wives acting as a human shield to protect him as he blasted away with an AK47 assault rifle.

A few more photos from the set are after the jump.

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