» more from Slideshows

Reactions and Celebrations

Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City early Monday, waving U.S. flags, cheering and honking horns to celebrate al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's death.

Almost 10 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people, residents found joy, comfort and closure with the death of the mastermind of the plot.

For many, it was a historic, long-overdue moment. Following are images from the celebrations and reactions after news of Bin Laden’s death reached the public.

Posted 2 May 2011

Photo Credit: Getty Images