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By Lewis McCathie     May 3, 2011 in Politics
On Sunday afternoon President Obama sat beside Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and his counter-terrorism chiefs as they watched the assassination of Osama Bin Laden through a live TV feed.
In what will become one of the most iconic moments in Presidential history, photographs have been released which show how intense it was inside the White House situation room, as Obama and co. looked on in real-time as the long chase for the world's most wanted man came to an end.
Courtesy of small helmet cameras, the Obama administration were able to watch as it unfolded, in which Bin Laden was shot just above his left eye, blowing apart part of his skull, BBC News reports.
Business Insider shows the remarkable photo inside the White House situation room during the raid in Pakistan.
According to The Examiner head of counter-terrorism John Brennan said that during the raid, "minutes passed like days" as they all watched through the live feed where US Navy Seals invaded the compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was in fact hiding.
President Barack Obama talks with members of the national security team in the Situation Room of the...
President Barack Obama talks with members of the national security team in the Situation Room of the White House
White House photo by Pete Souza
"It was probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of time" he said.
Sky News states that when asked on President Obama's immediate reaction after Bin Laden's momentous assassination, Brennan recalled he said "we got him".
Just as these various media outlets are reporting, not only is this a political victory for President Obama and his fellow Democrats, but as the President will explain in his visit to Ground Zero over the coming days, hopefully this assassination of the FBI's most wanted man will go some way to consolidating those who lost loved ones on that tragic September day in 2001.
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