Abbottabad: Pakistani authorities have reduced the house where Osama bin Laden lived for years before he was killed by U.S. commandos to rubble, destroying a concrete symbol of the country's association with one of the world's most reviled men.
Workers completed the demolition job in the garrison town of Abbottabad in northwest Pakistan on Monday.
The al-Qaida leader moved into the three-story house in 2005. Acting on intelligence gathered by the CIA, a team of U.S. commandoes flew in by helicopter from Afghanistan and killed bin Laden on May 2 before dumping his body at sea hours later.
Text and Images: AP
Image: In this combo of two pictures, the top half of the picture shows a Pakistani woman and children standing next to the remained boundary wall of Osama bin Laden's compound, on Monday, Feb 27, 2012, while the bottom half shows heavy machinery demolishing the main building of bin Laden's compound on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Abbottabad, Pakistan.