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:
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FRIDAY, MAY 6, U.S. PAPERS: