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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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WASHINGTON--During a briefing on Monday, Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan talked about the tension and anxiety in the White House Situation Room during the 40-minute raid where U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden.

A dramatic photo by White House photographer Pete Souza catches the drama in the Situation Room on Sunday, as President Obama and his war cabinet watch what a Defense Department official told me was a live feed of the operation.

Seated, from left, are: Brigadier General Marshall B. "Brad" Webb, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Standing, from left, are: Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Tony Binken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Audrey Tomason Director for Counterterrorism; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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