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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

Abbottabad marks the anniversary of Bin Laden's death
A Pakistani man walks past the demolished compound of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in northern Abbottabad. (AFP/Getty Images)
Abbottabad marks the anniversary of Bin Laden's death
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
Abbottabad marks the anniversary of Bin Laden's death
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.
Abbottabad marks the anniversary of Bin Laden's death
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.
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 and reject suggestions that members of the military and intelligence service were complicit in hiding him there.
Abbottabad marks the anniversary of Bin Laden's death
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)
Abbottabad marks the anniversary of Bin Laden's death
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)