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Dueling Narratives

On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced to the world that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. One year later, Global Newsroom looks back at how the story was reported in U.S. and Pakistani media. The dueling narratives, with some sharply differing focus points, help explain the tensions the operation created — tensions that continue today in U.S.-Pakistani relations.

Céleste Owen-Jones is a student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She can be reached on Twitter (@CelesteOJ).
Sarah Alvi is a student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She can be reached on Twitter (@sarah_alvi).