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Bin Laden raid: The White House flickr stream

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P050111PS-0210 by The White House
P050111PS-0210, a photo by The White House on Flickr.

Ever the social media masters, the Obama administration uses flickr to publicize a series of pictures from inside the White House, depicting the hours leading up to the president’s announcement that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her clients'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

2 thoughts on “Bin Laden raid: The White House flickr stream

  1. It was a White House photographer, not a member of the press corps. They document every aspect of the presidency, creating a photographic archive for history. It was just interesting to find this photo on their Flickr feed. Photoshopped parodies of the photo went viral right after its release.

  2. So… this was a supposedly top secret mission…..yet they let a photographer in the room. Its so set up its a joke.