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Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

The location of Osama bin Laden's compound was an extraordinarily tightly kept secret--until Sunday night, when U.S. forces attacked it and killed him.

Now satellite photos show the compound just northeast of the center of Abbottabad, Pakistan. In this case, a DigitalGlobe image shows the site, a tilted triangle with its left corner chopped off, including the dark shadows from the tall walls surrounding the compound.

Caption by / Photo by DigitalGlobe satellite photo
This DigitalGlobe image shows the initial compound from 2005 outlined in yellow and newer regions outlined in blue.
Caption by / Photo by DigitalGlobe satellite photo
GeoEye supplied these two photos of the bin Laden compound. At top is a shot from 2005; at bottom from today.
Caption by / Photo by GeoEye satellite photos
A DigitalGlobe close-up from 2005 shows the compound in earlier times.
Caption by / Photo by DigitalGlobe satellite photo
The once-revolutionary, now-prosaic Google Maps acquired a new dimension after bin Laden's death as a way to view to a historically significant moment on another part of the globe. Bin Laden's compound is marked on the right edge of the image.
Caption by / Photo by screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET
The overall area near Abbottobad, Pakistan, is striped with agricultural fields.
Caption by / Photo by GeoEye satellite photos
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