Abbottabad marks the anniversary of Bin Laden's death

Pakistani officials describe bin Laden's long presence in the hill town of Abbottabad as a security lapse
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A Pakistani man walks past the demolished compound of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in northern Abbottabad. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Zain Mohammad, a neighbour of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, speaks to reporters near the site of the demolished compound of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in northern Abbottabad ahead of bin Laden's first death anniversary
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Pakistan deported the family of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia on Friday, their lawyer and a diplomat said, a year after U.S. special forces killed the world's most wanted man in a northwestern Pakistani town.
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The move ended months of speculation about the fate of the three widows and 11 children, who were detained by Pakistani security forces after the May 2 raid.
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Pakistani officials describe bin Laden's long presence in the hill town of Abbottabad as a security lapse and reject suggestions that members of the military and intelligence service were complicit in hiding him there.
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Pakistani policemen stand guard at a road checkpoint at the point of entry into Islamabad on April 30, 2012, ahead of Osama bin-Laden's first death anniversary. A year after Osama bin Laden died in a US raid, Al-Qaeda keeps spreading its message of terror in Pakistan, analysts say, with splinter groups threatening the country's fragile stability. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani policemen stop a vehicle at a checkpoint upon their entry into Islamabad on April 30, 2012, ahead of Osama bin-Laden's first death anniversary. A year after Osama bin Laden died in a US raid, Al-Qaeda keeps spreading its message of terror in Pakistan, analysts say, with splinter groups threatening the country's fragile stability. (AFP/Getty Images)