Multimedia: The Compound Where Bin Laden Was Hiding

Abbottabad, Pakistan

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  • Osama bin Laden's compound is seen in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, after the U.S. military raid early Monday that ended with the death of the al-Qaida leader.
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    Osama bin Laden's compound is seen in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, after the U.S. military raid early Monday that ended with the death of the al-Qaida leader.
    Aqeel Ahmed/AP
  • Pakistani media and local residents gather outside the compound. Revelations that bin Laden had been hiding here, possibly for years, have embarrassed Pakistan's military and intelligence establishment.
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    Pakistani media and local residents gather outside the compound. Revelations that bin Laden had been hiding here, possibly for years, have embarrassed Pakistan's military and intelligence establishment.
    Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The compound is surrounded by high walls topped with razor wire. Neighbors say it's the biggest house in the area.
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    The compound is surrounded by high walls topped with razor wire. Neighbors say it's the biggest house in the area.
    Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images
  • The compound appeared to be well-supplied with electricity, although there was no phone or Internet service in the home.
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    The compound appeared to be well-supplied with electricity, although there was no phone or Internet service in the home.
    Sajid Mehmood for NPR
  • Neighbors say the people in the compound did not engage with locals and were rarely seen.
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    Neighbors say the people in the compound did not engage with locals and were rarely seen.
    Sajid Mehmood for NPR
  • Debris is seen in the cabbage patch beside the compound, possibly from the helicopter that U.S. officials said malfunctioned during the raid on the al-Qaida chief's hideout.
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    Debris is seen in the cabbage patch beside the compound, possibly from the helicopter that U.S. officials said malfunctioned during the raid on the al-Qaida chief's hideout.
    Sajid Mehmood for NPR
  • The fortified compound where Osama bin Laden was killed is located in an affluent area north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.
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    The fortified compound where Osama bin Laden was killed is located in an affluent area north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.
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  • A diagram of bin Laden's compound is seen in this graphic distributed by the U.S. government.
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    A diagram of bin Laden's compound is seen in this graphic distributed by the U.S. government.
  • Bin Laden was killed by a small team of U.S. Navy special forces during a 40-minute operation at the compound.
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    Bin Laden was killed by a small team of U.S. Navy special forces during a 40-minute operation at the compound.
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  • A U.S. military helicopter is seen near bin Laden's hideout after experiencing mechanical difficulties. There were no reported U.S. casualties.
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    A U.S. military helicopter is seen near bin Laden's hideout after experiencing mechanical difficulties. There were no reported U.S. casualties.
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  • Pakistani army soldiers move a destroyed helicopter from bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad.
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    Pakistani army soldiers move a destroyed helicopter from bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad.
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  • The compound, valued around a million dollars, was guarded by two security gates.
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    The compound, valued around a million dollars, was guarded by two security gates.
    Sajid Mehmood for NPR

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