Photo: Obama and National Security team during Osama kill operation (UPDATED with found Photoshops)

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From the White House photo description on Flickr: "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."

Some questions and fleeting observations after viewing the larger size, some of which are picked up from Neil Mann's Twitter feed...

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Osama Death LULZ: the memeification of history

tumblr_lkjzgz6T9R1qgb0eso1_1280.jpg Even before President Obama went on live TV last night to officially announce that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a US military operation, animated gifs and jpeg shoops commemorating the death of the world's most wanted bad guy were already proliferating. Above, via randomguy on BB Submitterator.

More below, and your selections welcome in the comments. As crass and off-color as these may be, they are a snapshot of pop culture history, and they reveal more about our collective consciousness than might be apparent at first glance, on the first day.

Related: No word yet on Evil Bert's whereabouts since the raid.

(special thanks to Dean Putney for additional research, and many of these links were from canv.as or Reddit.).

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