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Osama bin Laden's hideout revealed

Jonathan Woods writes: Many images from the compound reported to be the hideout of Osama bin Laden have surfaced. In addition to images of the compound, photos of portions of a helicopter have also been made available to us.

Update, 12:33 p.m. ET: The CIA has released two satellite images and an artist's rendering of the compound. The latitude and longitude of the compound are reportedly 34.169271, 73.242618. The planners of the raid against bin Laden used satellite systems not only to determine how his hideout was laid out, but also to follow the military action in real time. Read: How satellites helped get Osama.  

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The Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where American forces in Pakistan killed Osama bin Laden.

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An image released by the CIA shows the compound where Osama bin Laden was living, before its construction in 2004, left, and after its construction, in 2011.

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The CIA has supplied this artist's rendering of the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan where American forces in Pakistan killed Osama bin Laden.

Bill Dedman, investigative reporter for msnbc.com, reports that the operation Sunday went smoothly except for a mechanical problem with a U.S. helicopter, which was destroyed to protect intelligence information, senior officials said. Read: How the US tracked bin Laden

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A Pakistani soldier stands near a compound where it is believed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Monday, May 2.

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A crashed military helicopter is seen near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2.

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Pakistani army soldiers move pieces of a crashed helicopter near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2.

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The area surrounding a compound where it is believed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden lived seen in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Monday, May 2.

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Pakistan army soldiers rest near the house where it is believed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Monday, May 2.

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