Newspaper front pages capture elation, relief that Osama bin Laden was killed

In the 10th year since the September 11 attacks planned by Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader has been captured and killed by American forces. The word first spread on Twitter, then on network and cable news.

Monday morning, the news dominated most front pages, which would have been redesigned starting around 11 p.m. eastern time on Sunday after bin Laden’s death was confirmed. Many of the front pages use the same photo of bin Laden, but treat it differently with the use of color, bold headlines, type size and placement.

Front pages of international newspapers use cartoons, illustrations and photos of Sept. 11 to tell story of bin Laden’s death.

By Wednesday, newspaper front pages featured unanswered questions, like “Who pulled the trigger?” and “What did Pakistan know?”

Below are about 45 of the week’s best front pages, with thanks to @ronterrell, who shared links to many on Twitter, and to the Newseum. For perspective, here is a gallery of front pages from September 11, 2001 and another on the first anniversary of the attacks.

MONDAY, MAY 2 U.S. PAPERS:


TUESDAY, MAY 3 U.S. PAPERS:

TUESDAY, MAY 3, INTERNATIONAL PAPERS:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, U.S. PAPERS:

THURSDAY, MAY 5, U.S. PAPERS:

FRIDAY, MAY 6, U.S. PAPERS:

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  • http://getwebsitetraffic.org/ get web traffic

    why so many Bin Laden “photos” here

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Vreeland-Hill/100000634985165 George Vreeland Hill

    Osama bin Laden was a coward.
    He was responsible for killing thousands of people and then hid.
    That is what cowards do.
    They hide.
    He was a liar who twisted religion around for his own purpose.
    Those who followed him and continue to follow him have been used.
    Terror never changes things and terrorists will always be caught or killed.
    There will be no higher place for them or 99 virgins.
    That is nonsense.
    I hope bin Laden rots in hell forever.  

    George Vreeland Hill 
     

  • http://twitter.com/Mario_Serg Mário Sergio
  • http://twitter.com/Mario_Serg Mário Sergio
  • http://twitter.com/Mario_Serg Mário Sergio
  • http://www.facebook.com/sylvia.delnero Sylvia Lucia Del Nero

    Achei interessantíssimo o registro histórico…

  • http://twitter.com/mmeiners mmeiners

    I prefer a more fact based approach to my news. My local paper placed “Bin Laden is Dead” atop a tightly designed page.Rot in Hell is a little over the top, don’t you think?

  • http://twitter.com/mmeiners mmeiners

    I think most of the examples near the top are a little over the top. Rot in Hell? Really? I prefer a more fact-based approach to news. My local paper ran “Bin Laden is Dead.” at the top of a crisp design.

  • http://www.watches-works.com/ omega seamaster antimagnetic

    and fundamentalist ideology is like cancer. It is not important to kill the chief. Because like AL-quida organization, there is no hierarchy. and all operate individually.

  • http://www.technologycharge.com Sachin

    The answer is socialism

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27200980 Amelia Veneziano

    Would’ve been interesting to include rough deadlines/estimates on some of these. i.e. 5/1′s Hawaii designers had a lot more time to do this than D.C.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711002340 Tim Trevathan

    and we sometimes have to give them [citizens] the tools to over-turn tyranny. [Charlie Wilson's War]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711002340 Tim Trevathan

    My only hope is that history doesn’t provide us with yet another ‘false positive’ of a narrative including a cover-up.

  • Anonymous

    The last three examples are telling. NYT and WaPo project the news with deliberate, sonorous typography and design. USA Today, befitting its “MacPaper” reputation, sets an amateurish, drama-free headline above a photo/copy package that is bereft of drama or seriousness. Please, go away.

  • http://sql-plsql.blogspot.com/ Sachin

    It is a GOOD news

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nite-Lite/100001946917048 Nite Lite

    Lets be clear on this. The target was not ideology in this particular mission. The intent was to bring a criminal to justice. The ideology in itself can always be acceptable as long as it does not come at the expense of innocents. We call it freedom of speech and freedom of Religion. You see, we allow our citizens to criticize what they don’t like without fear of government sponsored public stoning. Will we all one day wake up and agree to live in peace and concentrate on living better and fulfilling lives in harmony? Of course not, because some people will push the extremes. I am part of the new Humanitarians that do not like war and lean towards the belief that, if a countries leader or elite mass wants to oppress their own people and kill their own men, women and children then we should let them do so in the name of their god, whichever one that would be. Recent examples of the masses turning against their oppressors show that the Global Political Awakening goes both ways. All governments and elites should fear that.

  • David

    “put the peddle to the meddle,” indeed. We’ve brought much horror upon ourselves through “peddling” our vision of the world and “meddling” in the affairs of other nations.

    What you mean, of course, is “put the pedal to the metal”…but your mistake is so appropriate, I think you should leave it, as written.

  • http://www.swift2.blogspot.com Swift2

    It would seem to me that ideology can weaken. How many hard-line communists are in Russia today? They seem to be a small minority of older people who remember World War II and Sputnik, and are able to gloss over the gulags and the torture cells and show trials. I believe that the Arab spring shows that the masses in the Middle East want human rights, democracy and an economic chance.

    The fundamentalist ideology we have to guard against in the United States is called the Tea Party.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mischa-Negipov/100001511679765 Mischa Negipov

    R.I.P.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7YDVWEGEJ6WRNB2M5H73FY5REM Galt

    In many ways the guy is correct. Getting bin laden might be good for the survivors of 911 but for the most part we still have radicals in the world. Hell we have a radical in the USA, his name is Osma Obama.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7YDVWEGEJ6WRNB2M5H73FY5REM Galt

    Who cares about Radicals I am more worried about the Holy war that will take place in this country between Christianity and the Muslim nation. The USA is a sinking ship we have way too many liberals in this country who have killed capitalism. Our government is corrupt and we all think its going to make a difference between a Republican and Democrat. Wishful thinking but it wont get the job done. The only way out of this mess is to start over. History has proven it and it will happen to the USA.

  • http://profiles.google.com/matthewdavidhamilton Matt Hamilton

    Hate to break it to you, but your post is self-defeating. “What everybody should just do is leave everyone alone.” Then why are you posting on this page trying to impose your “ideals” on others especially if they aren’t correct (“mine isn’t”)? It’s ironic that you say “[t]he cancer is everyone thinking their ideology is right,” when you obviously think your “ideology” is correct enough to tell others what they should do according to your “ideology.”

  • Anonymous

    Your ideals are insane to them. What everybody should just do is leave everyone alone. The cancer is everyone thinking their ideology is right. Yours isn’t, mine isn’t, theirs isn’t. The U.S.A. harbors some pretty unbalanced lunatics as well (i.e., Ted Bundy, Jeff Dahmer, list goes on and on). There really isn’t gonna be a “cure” or “correct” ideology if you try to make one, because that is what makes people oppressed and do terrible things. That’s one way to think about it. Or you could just duke it out with a bunch of those guys and see who winds up surviving.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BX2ZPS5DEFQOSV7YQ3ALQTESA4 Bonedaddy

    And until the Middle East does something about the root problem of terrorism and extremist ideologies, the CANCER that is terrorism will continue to fester over there. The countries that harbor these unbalanced lunatics do not seem to realize that they destroy from WITHIN. So YOU my friend will continue to deal with the deadly disease that is terrorism also as long as you harbor them and defend their insane ideals!

  • http://twitter.com/clickslap Pete

    See pictures of Osama Bin Laden dead at http://www.2012infocenter.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Guna-Ji/100000298699943 Guna Ji

    OBL killed now in pakistan this confirms that pakistan is home for terrorist why dont rest of the world impose economic ban on pakistan till it cleans up their shit
    Guna,
    http://www.rupees4gigs.com

  • http://www.dayngrzone.com/ Dayngr

    Amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/simplytext George Vincent Smith

    The killing of Osama Bin Laden is only a symbolic victory and only in the fact that we killed him. there are many lined up to replace him and this is where we as a nation need to put the peddle to the meddle to eradicate this evil scourge that has engulfed the Muslim world. His body should have been hung at ground zero, a testament to our resolve.

  • Anonymous

    interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tejash-Thaker/1804463732 Tejash Thaker

    You can Kill Osama like any other fugitive. But you can not kill ideology.

    Ideology of Osama Bin Laden is still alive in this modern world. You see I am hearing news from abroad that there are so many Muslims live in west specially American and European peninsula. and lot of these young people do feel some kind of betrayal or bad feeling towards the western ideology. They see west as the oppressor and they have no hope to oppress the west in the same fashion. so they resort to third destructive ideology of osama.

    and fundamentalist ideology is like cancer. It is not important to kill the chief. Because like AL-quida organization, there is no hierarchy. and all operate individually.

    So I am afraid, that there will be 100-1000 Osama Bin Laden will be borne in next few years.

    Unless west cures the root problem of these fundamentalist Ideologies, there will be no end to terrorism. No end to al-quida

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tejash-Thaker/1804463732 Tejash Thaker

    You can Kill Osama like any other fugitive. But you can not kill ideology.

    Ideology of Osama Bin Laden is still alive in this modern world. You see I am hearing news from abroad that there are so many Muslims live in west specially American and European peninsula. and lot of these young people do feel some kind of betrayal or bad feeling towards the western ideology. They see west as the oppressor and they have no hope to oppress the west in the same fashion. so they resort to third destructive ideology of osama.

    and fundamentalist ideology is like cancer. It is not important to kill the chief. Because like AL-quida organization, there is no hierarchy. and all operate individually.

    So I am afraid, that there will be 100-1000 Osama Bin Laden will be borne in next few years.

    Unless west cures the root problem of these fundamentalist Ideologies, there will be no end to terrorism. No end to al-quida

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Arenz/1184972509 Jeff Arenz

    Keep the newspaper front pages coming…AWESOME!

  • http://twitter.com/clickslap Pete
  • http://twitter.com/clickslap Pete