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    Posted May 2, 2011 by
    New York City, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    After bin Laden: What's next?

    pesavento and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: World reacts to Bin Laden death

    Crowds gather in Times Square, NYC after hearing word of Osama bin Laden's death.


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     pesavento says he feels a bit conflicted. He shot these images in New York on Monday morning. 'I understand the situation, however it bothers me that people are celebrating a death. I don't believe that any person has the right to kill anyone, and I don't think that we should be cheering for yet more loss of life. However, I tell myself that in this situation, these people may be cheering for the end of an icon who led to the death of far, far too many.'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    Many flags, some candles, a lot of cheering.

    Constant cheers of "USA! USA!"

    Singing the national anthem.

    and even chanting "Four more years!"


    The mood was similar to the night of Obama's election, a lot of happy faces- for those just arriving there was a general expresion of disbelif, as if the news was too good to be true.


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    I'm @pezz on twitter, if you want to discuss further there.

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