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.

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Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

This DigitalGlobe image shows the initial compound from 2005 outlined in yellow and newer regions outlined in blue.
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Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

GeoEye supplied these two photos of the bin Laden compound. At top is a shot from 2005; at bottom from today.
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Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

A DigitalGlobe close-up from 2005 shows the compound in earlier times.
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Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

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.
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Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound

The overall area near Abbottobad, Pakistan, is striped with agricultural fields.
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