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    Posted May 2, 2011 by
    owengineer
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    Morgantown, West Virginia
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    After bin Laden: What's next?

    Celebration at WVU

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     owengineer says of the death, 'The killing of Osama Bin Laden, is a a monumental milestone on the war on terror. Even though he probably was not as active as he used to, he was still seen as a leader. Strike the head and the body will follow. Tactically, the US' position has not changed much, but the emotional effects of this day will reverberate through Al Qaeda.' owengineer mentioned being in 7th grade when the 9/11 attacks occurred, and added that the scene on campus at WVU included many celebrations. 'Everyone was chanting 'USA! USA! USA!' with cars honking and cheers from the crowd answering every motorist. The smell of fires from inflamed sofas filled the air as billows of smoke filled the streets like an incoming fog.'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    Students rushed to the street in Morgantown, WV the home of West Virginia University to celebrate the killing of Osama Bin Laden on May 1, 2011. Burning couches sent stacks of smoke rising in all corners of the city.

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