Middle school teacher Gary Weddle, 50, holds his cut beard while shaving the remaining stubble on Sunday evening after learning of the death of Osama bin Laden. On 9/11, he vowed to not shave until the al Qaeda leader was caught or killed. (Associated Press)
Security at transportation hubs such as New York's Grand Central Station has been heightened after President Obama on Sunday announced the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden. "A flawed ideology did not die with one man," said Tom Ridge, the nation's first Homeland Security secretary.
Pakistan army soldiers and a police officer patrol past the house (background) where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces on Sunday, ending a nearly 10-manhunt after the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. soil. (Associated Press)
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In this image released by the White House and digitally altered to obscure the material in front of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (right), she, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden (left), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on Sunday.
Danny Montoya of Warrenton, Va., holds a sign up in Lafayette Park outside the White House on May 2, 2011, the morning after the country learned that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. Navy Seals. Montoya says that our first initiative following the Sept. 11 attacks was to get Osama Bin Laden, and he feels that now that he's dead, some of the U.S. troops who have been assigned to more remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan should be able to come home. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 U.S. Navy handout file picture, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched from the USS Philippine Sea against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Terry Cosgrove, File)
This image from video provided by the SITE Intelligence Group shows the still picture of Osama bin Laden shown on the video released on jihadist forums on Oct. 1, 2010. Al Qaeda released a new audio tape of Osama bin Laden on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in which the leader of the terror network calls for the creation of a relief body to aid Muslims harmed in natural disasters and wars. The authenticity of the tape could not be immediately verified. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group)
This image from video provided by the SITE Intelligence Group shows the still picture of Osama bin Laden shown on the video released on jihadist forums on Oct. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group)
Anwar al-Awlaki, whom authorities say is directly connected to a terrorism plot in the U.S., is the spiritual leader of the group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an offshoot of Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization. (Associated Press)
An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday, June 15, 2010. (AP Photo/File)