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Thousands of people celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden at Times Square, NY.

EDIT: Wow, I think I underestimated how much debate this photo would stir. A big thank you to Mr. ^Timothy-Sim for the DD.

A few notes about this photo.

I intentionally picked this man to photograph for a few reasons. His clothing and badges were aesthetically interesting, and he stood out from the crowd (both visually and vocally). Some of the badges read: '1 more old fart for peace', 'I love my country, it's the Government I'm afraid of', and many others sporting anti-war/pro-peace slogans. Also interesting to note the 'V' (victory/peace) gesture he is making with his fingers.

All the while, the unanimous chanting of "U S A!" and fervent renditions of the national anthem reverberated in Times Square.
It was certainly an odd yet exciting experience being there.
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Given 2011-05-03
And so they celebrate. Is he really dead? We wouldn't really know for sure. But this picture marks a milestone in the war against terror. and the facial expressions of the citizens raising their flags pretty much explains it all.
Bin Laden is Dead by ~elementality

[Photojournalism / Public Gatherings & Events]

Please do not politicize this DD
( Featured by Timothy-Sim )
JaydenPines Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
Why did it take so long just to find him, he was a 6'5 Arab man on dialysis?
BubbaGumpShrimpCo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
He was hiding out in Pakistan, our so called 'Ally'
JaydenPines Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Captainpenguin78 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
I was dancing like crazy when it happened, I cried tears of joy too.
ColinBenson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, he-ey goodbye!
ChibiLenTehVocaloid Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
capnjosephfang2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
fuck off you american scum!
RavenLacrimosa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank SEAL Team 6~
EcLahRiseOn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
me as a muslim,think that what he has done is really wrong,i hate hiim for what he has done,he is our shame,and why didnt he care to stay on his country? i mean i am not an american, i honestly dont support him and i hate him for that bullshit he did,and i think that celebrating death is kinda too far too well i dont care about that,just saying that hes going to hell,why would he attack on innocent people anyway.
CrazyMangaka99 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Why didn't they make him work for the rest of his life? I mean, i hate him for what he did, but why not let him work for his crimes? I don't feel like death was the answer to the problem...
Hann1992 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
That was The Best Day of my Life.
lonermaster Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
,haha,Silly Americans
VideoGameAddilct Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Mec, il a 25 enfants. Ont été vissés: (S'il vous plaît répondre en français.
BARSbrandon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I believe that the person who died is not osama is a double of his.
if you check the picture you can´t see the completely face of osama
DeviantART789789 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
The "Picture" is fake.
Satan-Is-Cool Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Fuck Osama!
Stitchpunk89 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! The Bastard's Dead! ( I know its been a while ago. When I saw his picture in the paper about his death, I drew an arrow going through his head and write 'I'M STUPID!' or something.)
YousayOh Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
nice sheep we got here, celebrating death...the retard masses are satisfied...
how can some people still believing this crap propaganda...
do some research sheep...stop watching FOX NEWS & CNN you doped cattle.
SagePrincess97 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
It's not crap propaganda. He really is dead.
YousayOh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
i don't care anymore
doctorreplen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I doubt this guy or many Americans or British etc.. have the slightest clue about what goes on in the world or why..?
I expect there are many photos around of Arabs celebrating the 9/11 attacks, or "Irish" Nationalists celebrating attacks in the Uk..
That is a great photograph that captures the moment well!
Rotneybot Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We kill Osama
We raise our flags
We have Obama say this great news
They should of brought his body to the government
They should cut out the head
And bring it to the Super Bowl
And use it as the first kickoff in the game! XDD
Berserk-XXX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
This is the last time he´s gonna get kill ? XD i mean everytime they say he´s dead, a new video appears with a bad dubbed Osama saying: I´m not dead, i´m the boogeyman, your family is not safe!
Another monster created by the greatest terrorists on earth (the CIA)
US politicians mantain control over the american people to obtain votes, creating a fear atmosphere, Fear makes people support wars. Justify the killing of innocent people by hiding the truth, making offical versions of manipulated history . It is like a TV. show with an script.
Obama gets reelected and wins another nobel prize for nothing! : D
Don´t missunderstand i´m not an anti-american troll, i´ve got some american friends and all, but don´t get used/abused by the politicians, wars are a defeat of the human spirit, celebrating the death of a human being is perverse. Don´t support that! don´t be a part of that kind of nazi campaign. I hope my english is ok, this is an important message D:

Now some excellent quotes : D

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."

"Everybody's talking about peace, but nobody does anything about it in a peaceful way.

"I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!"

"We live in a world where we hide to make love! While violence is committed in broad daylight."

"Violence begets violence, you know. And you can't kill off all the violent people or all the murderers. We'd have to kill off the government."

"We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace. So why not give peace a chance for once?"

"If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal."

all by John Lennon :)
Leijon-Heart Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't believe that after all he did, all he got was a burial in the ocean. I think he deserved worse. But it must've been a great feeling to kill one of the world's most sickest people.

Oh yeah, I'm not going to get prejudice here. I'm not going to blame the entire Arabian race for what one man (actually several men) did to try to destroy American spirit. Why? It's wrong.
Dire-Deeds13 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I think that America is missing the point when it comes to this. Just like the Soviet Union fell after the events that happened in the Middle East, America will meet this same fate. Bin Laden's death shouldn't be celebrated. Have we really stooped so low as to praise another's death? I know he was the cause of much death, but think about it. Do we glorify death with more death? It's a never ending cycle until there is no more.
Rue-Ryuzaki123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
No we won't. We got much farther than the russians, and when the soviets attacked we were supplying the arabs with guns. So really we were the ones who were holding them.
guy011 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i saw this on the news, they were interviewing a bunch of them and this one lady said "i knew we would get him in the end".

how much do you wanna bet that the guys that killed bin laden saw that and went "..the FUCK?!?! who's WE?!!!"
xXOtakuChanXx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Now, while DID NOT enjoy that people were dancing in the streets because of this....
I do have to congratulate you on this shot. You've captured the atmosphere and energy perfectly. :)
Also, you picked the perfect subject for the photo. I love his buttons. *derp*

Anyway, congratulations on the DD. :heart:
avery123smilely Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Haha it's the custodian!
MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Osama Bin Laden was 1..the victims for many?do you know how many?ask your friends out of your country.. See the bigger picture..

peace brothers!
mirrr1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Blessed are the ignorant...
WikiMia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yep, but dont forget his 20 sons and companions :S
kingrabbit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this man must have forgot that Osama was a victim of war? im all about my country just not the actions they take... why is it that these "terrorist" target USA and England and some others and not Canada? hmmm ponder...
Soquel1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Maybe because the U.S. and Britain are the most public defenders of democracy and freedom around the world-everything Bin Laden and his extremists hate.
kingrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's what the United States has done to the world in the past half century all the violence, the bombings, the depleted uranium, the assassinations, the promotion of torture, the overthrow of governments. how about the use of Fission bombs on CITYS yeah children and families? need I link some images of what radiation does to kids? maybe terrorist are the most public defenders against evil?

also you should read a little on the Crusades, you can start to feel why someone would dislike us so much...
militarynut2010 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
USA! USA! USA! Thank god we finally got the B! May he burn for all eternity!
weissaufschwarz Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Dear elementality.

Iam Editor in Chief of germans underground youth-magazin weiß auf schwarz ( To show our young readers in next days issue "enemy" how the american be relieved by the death of osama bin laden after nearly ten years of waiting, i want to ask you, if it is possible to use your picture above to illustrate. In fact, to say that right to you, we are a non-profit magazin, based on good will and good work.

Best regards,
Paul Kemp
Quadraro Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional
that's a shame...
Quadraro Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional
Please do not politicize this DD
(Featured by ^Timothy-Sim)

don't give a DD to this shit ~timothy ....
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I admit this is very interesting indeed. What was it like being amongst the crowd during that moment?
Kozinu Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do these people realize they're holding it backwards to everyone but them? o_o
GazelleOrientale Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I think it's will be better If if was alive ,'cause he would be judge......
b2009 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
thaliafan Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I will repeat what i said in a previous comment...Hate is like money; how you use it is what makes it good or bad. If you hate evil you are for sure a great person. I love this picture.
Scapegoat999 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Great photograph!
Gaelic-nautilus Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The picture itself is very striking with an excellent compostion and focus. However, I can't help trying to compare it to Nazi German citzens in 1940's Berlin waving Swaztika flags as Hitlers parade passed by, or many of the Muslim Islamist groups waving Islamic/Mujadeen banners while they chant ant-West slogans. I know DD isn't meant to be political, but please when you post something like this so close to when it happened, what kind of response do you think it wil get?
Suprao Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
America kills for money.
Osama killed for religion.
what i will say is Americas murders were far more destructive and selfish than osama's.
Under 10 americans die a year on AVERAGE of terrisom.
Yet the government hypes terrorism so much that the citizens of america are so afraid of this fake threat that they impulsively agree to start war with the "monsters" overseas.
Quite ironic when you think about it,
Who is really using "Terror" in there favour to obtain power?
Gaelic-nautilus Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhh money, power and religion. The three main evils that plague human beings very existance. I lke your broad-minded question at the end there. Could it be that the US, UK and coalition forces (not to mention the Israelis) are the main terrorists in the world today?
The-Big-BB Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
i live in New York City, Osama Bin's dead is a blessed to some and a question maker to others.
But thank you for this picture and congrats on the DD
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