Passers-by take pictures of newspaper headlines reporting the death of Osama Bin Laden, in front of the Newseum, on May 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Atlantic / In Focus: “Passers-by take pictures of newspaper headlines reporting the death of Osama Bin Laden, in front of the Newseum, on May 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)”

WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil in modern times and the most hunted man in the world, was killed in a firefight with United States forces in Pakistan on Sunday, President Obama announced.
In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that American military and C.I.A. operatives had finally cornered Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, who had eluded them for nearly a decade. American officials said Bin Laden resisted and was shot in the head. He was later buried at sea. (The New York Times: “Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Says” by Peter Baker, Helene Cooper and Mark Mazzetti, May 1st, 2011)

See also Today’s Newseum.org: “Top Ten Front Pages. Dead” by Sharon Shahid, Monday, May 02, 2011

On a scale of one to 100, the death of the world’s most elusive and wanted terrorist warrants the biggest font size a front page can muster.

Sample below (click to enlarge):

Top Ten Front Page in United-States Announcing Ousama bin Laden Death on May 2, 2011 (from Newseum.org)

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