Flashback: inside the life of Osama bin Laden

A look at some of the major events in the life of the al Qaeda leader killed in a US-led campaign
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This is a still image taken from a video tape aired on Al-Jazeera station September 10, 2003 that shows Al Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden (R) and Ayman Zawahari walking in an unspecified location. Bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia in 1957, one of more than 50 children of millionaire construction magnate Mohamed bin Laden. His first marriage was to a Syrian cousin at the age of 17, and he is reported to have at least 23 children from at least five wives. (Getty Images)
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In this image grab taken 29 November 2007 from Al-Jazeera television shows a still photograph of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden that accompanied a short audio message addressed to Europeans attributed to bin Laden and distributed by the terror network's media wing As-Sahab from an unknown location. Osama bin Laden, US officials said late Sunday has been killed and his body has been recovered by US Authorities. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A portrait of Osama bin Laden made out of teddy bears by Brazilian artist Marta Neves at ARCO, the Spanish international contemporary art fair in Madrid on February 14, 2008. Convinced that Muslims are victims of US-led terrorism, bin Laden is blamed for masterminding a series of attacks on US targets in Africa and the Middle East in the 1990s. His family, which became rich from the Saudi construction boom, disowned him, and he was stripped of his Saudi citizenship. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A video presentiation 'World Stood Still' is shown on the giant screen during the Republican National Convention 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota, on September 04, 2008. Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown on the screen. Bin Laden fought in the US-funded insurgency in the 1980s against Soviet troops in Afghanistan, where he founded al Qaeda. He returned to Afghanistan in the 1990s, training Islamist militants from across the world in camps allowed to function by the ruling Taliban. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A billboard with Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda wearing an 'I love Guantanamo' t-shirt is on display at Farragut North Metro Station in Washington DC on September 29, 2009.The billboard is an advertisement from Avaaz.org, an organization with members from all over the world participating on major global issues. which is launching a metro billboard ad campaign to remind policymakers that torture is illegal, unethical and a top recruiting tool for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his network (AFP/Getty Images)
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This is a still image taken from a video tape aired on Al Jazeera station September 10, 2003 that shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in an unspecified location. The video tape was aired on the eve of the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks. (Getty Images)
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A picture of Osama Bin Laden, which was recovered from the possession of the rebels who, according to an army spokesman, belonged to the Jammu Kashmir Freedom Force (JKFF), is displayed at an army camp in Ram Pure Uri, some 85 kms north of Srinagar, in the Baramullah district, 16 July 2005. Bin Laden approved the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States in which nearly 3,000 people died, saying later that the results had exceeded his expectations. With a $25m US bounty on his head, he then evaded the world's biggest manhunt for a decade, with tens of thousands of US and Pakistani troops looking for him. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A TV grab taken 07 September 2006 from a video produced by Al Qaeda-linked media group as Sahab and broadcast by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network shows Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at an undisclosed time and place. The video reportedly showed leaders and members of the Al Qaeda terror group preparing the attacks against the US. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A shopper chooses a shirt as Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden T-shirts are displayed outside a garments shop in Islamabad, 20 April 2007. Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan and his body has been recovered by US authorities, US officials said Sunday night. President Barack Obama was to make the dramatic announcement shortly in a hastily called, late-night appearance at the White House. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A file image grab taken from a video released by Al Qaeda media wing As Sahab 07 September 2007 shows Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden delivering a speech at an unidentified time and place. While in hiding, bin Laden had taunted the West and advocated his militant Islamist views in videotapes spirited from his hideaway. (AFP/Getty Images)