사우디 언론 "빈 라덴, 2인자 배신으로 피살"Abbottabad, Pakistan
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Obama's ground zero balancing act
President Barack Obama on Thursday will mark the killing of Osama bin Laden with a triumphant return to ground zero, a hallowed site that has often been a place of discord, controversy and — for the president — mixed emotions.
The visit is expected to be celebratory but solemn, with Obama laying a wreath at a memorial where the World Trade Center once stood to commemorate the more than 2,800 people killed there on Sept. 11, 2001, in the terrorist attacks plotted by bin Laden. He also plans to meet with a select group of first responders, family members and survivors of the attacks during his first visit to the site since the 2008 presidential campaign.
Yet for all the sense of a hero’s welcome — nearly 70 percent of New Yorkers approve of Obama, according to a poll released Wednesday — the visit will not be quite so simple for Obama.
This is, after all, the president who was forced to scrap plans to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed nearby because of opposition from the city’s political establishment, who tangled with opponents of the so-called ground zero mosque, unsuccessfully sought to shutter Guantanamo Bay — and who often faced off with the Republicans whose reputations are most linked to the attacks, former PresidentGeorge W. Bush and ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (See also: Rudy Giuliani invited to Ground Zero)
“I think the site and the series of events are filled with emotion,” said Lewis Eisenberg, former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. board. “I don’t know how to respond to the president’s visit, but to the extent that it gives comfort and closure to the families I am most grateful.”
An aerial view shows the residential area of Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was found and killed by U.S. commandos.
A general view of the town of Abbottabad, May 6. Bin Laden was living in a large house close to a military academy in this garrison town, a two-and-a-half hour-drive from the capital, Islamabad.
Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami rally to condemn the killing of bin Laden, in Abbottabad on May 6.
Local people and news media gather round the compound and house, right, of Osama bin Laden as authorities eased the security and allowed people to approach the perimeter of the compound in Abbottabad, May 3
Boys herd sheep past the compound where U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 5.
School girls pass by armed Pakistani policemen guarding the sealed entrance to the compound in Abbottabad, May 5, in which Osama bin Laden had been living
A Pakistani woman photographs her daughter on Thursday, May 5, at a gate of the compound where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Pakistani security officials arrive at the hideout house Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on Wednesday, May 4.
Local residents gather outside a burnt compound at the hideout house of slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 4.
A Pakistani police officer gestures at a checkpoint on May 4 along a road leading to a house where Osama bin Laden was caught and killed in Abbottabad. The residents of Abbottabad, were still confused and suspicious on Wednesday about the killing of Osama bin Laden, which took place in their midst before dawn on Monday.
Pakistani children look out from a high vantage point at the compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, May 3.
Pakistan army troops remove canvas screens from outside the house, where Osama bin Laden was living on May 3.
A satellie image, taken June 15, 2005 shows the compound, center, where Osama bin Laden was killed in on Monday in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
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Inside bin Laden's Secret Compound
The compound is seen in flames after it was attacked early May 2 in this still image taken from cellphone video footage.
A still image from video obtained by ABC News shows blood stains in the interior of the house where Osama Bin Laden was killed.
Aerial views released by the Department of Defense show the area in Abbottabad in 2004, left, before the house was built, and in 2011, right.
A graphic released by the Department of Defense shows the compound where bin Laden was killed.
Pakistani soldiers and police officers patrol near the house, background, where bin Laden had lived.
A general view of the city of Abbottabad. Signs on the hillside say "Home of Piffers" and "Home of Balochis," in reference to two regiments of the Pakistani army that are headquartered in Abbottabad.
The hideout of bin Laden is seen the day after his death.
Curious Neighbors Peer Into bin Laden Compound
Students look toward the compound from a nearby religious school in Abbottabad
Pakistani security officials survey the walls of the compound where bin Laden was killed. The outer walls were between 10 and 18 feet high.
Schoolchildren walk in a street in Thanda Choha village, Abbottabad, near to bin Laden's compound.
Pakistani soldiers stand guard near the compound May 2.
Boys collect pieces of metal from a wheat field outside bin Laden's house, seen in the background, on May 3. People showed off small parts of what appeared to be a U.S. helicopter that the U.S. says malfunctioned and was blown up by the American team as it retreated.
Pakistani security officials stand guard at the main entrance to the compound on May 3.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officers keep watch at Grand Central Station in New York on May 6, one day after information from Osama bin Laden's compound indicated al-Qaida considered attacking U.S. trains on the upcoming anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Muslims protest the killing of bin Laden in a demonstration outside the U.S. embassy on May 6, in London. The demonstration, which was called by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, was in close proximity to a rival protest by the English Defense League that celebrated the death of the al-Qaida leader.
A Pakistani on Friday walks past covered graffiti that reads "Usama bin Laden toun" (Osama bin Laden town) in Abbottabad, where bin Laden was killed on May 1.
Anti-American Pakistanis rally in Kuchlak, just north of Quetta, on Friday.
Egyptian Islamists march to the U.S. embassy after the weekly Friday prayer in Cairo on Friday.
Kashmiri Muslims on Friday offer funeral prayers in absentia for Osama bin Laden in Srinagar, India. Friday is a traditional day of protest in the Muslim world, where demonstrations frequently take place after the main weekly prayers.
A member of the radical group Islam Defenders Front walks past posters depicting Osama bin Laden and. President Barack Obama, during prayers for the al-Qaida leader at their headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 4.
Workers print T-shirts bearing images of Osama bin Laden following his death this week in a US raid inside Pakistan, at a shop in Surabaya in East Java on Thursday, May 5. The shirts sell for 60,000 rupiah (7 USD) each. Indonesia an archipelago of 240 million people -- 80 percent of whom are Muslims -- remains home to a radical fringe with sympathies for bin Laden's campaign of global jihad, or "holy war", against the West.
Members of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front hold portraits of U.S. President Barack Obama and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during a pro-U.S. rally as they celebrate the killing of bin Laden, at Noida in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, May 5. U.S. officials sought to keep a lid on growing scepticism over Washington's version of events around bin Laden's death, insisting the al Qaeda leader was killed during a firefight in the compound in Pakistan where he was hiding.
Pakistani seminary students gather for an anti-U.S. rally in Quetta on May 4, against the killing of Osama bin Laden. Pakistan said the world must share the blame for failing to unearth Osama bin Laden as anger swelled over how the slain leader had managed to live undisturbed near Islamabad.
An armed police officer stands guard outside the U.S. embassy in London, May 4. Security personnel in London remain vigilant following the death of al-Qaida's Osama bin Laden.
Members of Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) hold prayers for Osama bin Laden in Jakarta May 4. Indonesian Islamists hailed bin Laden as a martyr on Wednesday, illustrating sympathy for the al-Qaida leader among Southeast Asian militant groups.
People shout slogans during a protest against the U.S. military raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden in Multan, Pakistan, May 4.
Soldiers and police officers patrol in the Nice-Cote d'Azur airport, in Nice, France, May 4, as security remained vigilant following the death of Osaam bin Laden.
Activists from the Anti Terrorist Front hold placards and shout pro-U.S, President Barak Obama slogans during a demonstration in New Delhi on May 3.
Supporters of the banned Islamic organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa shout anti-American slogans before a symbolic funeral prayer for Osama bin Laden in Karachi, May 3. The founder one of Pakistan's most violent Islamist militant groups has told Muslims to be heartened by the death of Osama bin Laden, as his "martyrdom" would not be in vain, a spokesman for the group said on Tuesday.
Palestinians protest against the killing of the al-Qaida leader in the Gaza Strip on May 3. The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which governs Gaza, condemned the killing by U.S. forces of bin Laden and mourned him as an 'Arab holy warrior'.
A special issue of the magazine, Time, on the death of Osama bin Laden, will hit newsstands on Thursday, May 5. The cover show a red “X” over bin Laden’s face, and the magazine says it is the fourth cover in Time’s history to feature the red “X.” Other covers showed Adolf Hilter on May 7, 1945, Saddam Hussein on April 21, 2003, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on June 19, 2006.
Supporters of the banned Islamic organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa embrace each other after taking part in a funeral prayer for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Karachi May 3. The founder one of Pakistan's most violent Islamist militant groups has told Muslims to be heartened by the death of Osama bin Laden, as his "martyrdom" would not be in vain, a spokesman for the group said on Tuesday.
The World Responds to bin Laden's Death
Members of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) hold placards in New Delhi, India on May 3 during a rally celebrating the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Kristina Hollywood and her daughter Allyson attend a candlelight vigil for 9/11 victims at a memorial site following the death of Osama bin Laden in East Meadow, New York on May 2.
In this handout image provided by The White House, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Green Room of the White House, following his statement detailing the mission against Osama bin Laden, Sunday in Washington, DC.
Los Angeles Airport Police patrol the Tom Bradley terminal at Los Angeles International Aiport on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif. Security presence has been escalated at airports, train stations and public places after the killing of Osama Bin Laden by the United States in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Carroll Fisher, of Auburn, Wash., a retired member of the US Air Force, waves a flag at passing cars as he stands on the "Freedom Bridge" just outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord on May 2, near Tacoma, Wash., the day after President Barack Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.
Angry supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam burn a representation of the United States during a rally to condemn the killing of Osama bin Laden in Quetta, Pakistan on Monday
Jim Schweizer, assistant to the director of Fort Snelling National Cemetery, straightens flowers at the grave of Thomas Burnett, May 2, in Bloomington, Minn. Burnett died on Sept, 11, 2001 along with 39 other passengers and crew when Flight 93 was hijacked and crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pa. Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces in Pakistan on Monday, and then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the death of Osama Bin Laden prior to posthumously awarding Private First Class Anthony Kaho'ohanohano, U.S. Army, and Private First Class Henry Svehla, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, in the East Room of the White House in Washington on May 2.
Jeff Ray of Shanksville, Pa., visits the temporary memorial to United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., Monday, May 2.
People buy newspapers reporting the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at local newspaper printing press in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday.
People shout slogans while holding placards and photographs of Osama bin Laden as they celebrate his killing in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Monday.
University of Texas at Austin students celebrate the news of Osama bin Laden’s death at Cain & Abel’s bar late Sunday night.
People light candles in the streets at Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center, in response to the death of Osama bin Laden on Sunday night, May 1, in New York City.
People cheer and wave flags on the "Freedom Bridge" just outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sunday near Tacoma, Wash., after they heard the news of bin Laden's death.
David Huber and Nicole Lozare of Arlington, Va., pay their respect to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon Memorial early Monday morning, after President Obama announced bin Laden's death. A special forces-led operation killed the al-Qaida leader in a mansion outside Islamabad in Pakistan.
Crowds gather at ground zero in New York on Monday.