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Residents go about daily life in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad

It's funny how the popular assumption about Osama bin Laden hiding in a cave turns out to be so far from reality. Abbottabad turns out to be a typical suburb, and its residents had a hard time believing bin Laden really lived there.

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Farmer Jalaluddin, 70, carries harvested vegetables past the compound where U.S. Navy SEAL commandos reportedly killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 5. Pakistan, in apparent reference to old rival India, said on Thursday any country that tried to raid its territory in the way U.S. forces did to kill Osama bin Laden would face consequences from its military.

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Nine-year-old Shah Rahman sells cooked corn on the streets of Abbottabad May 7.

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Residents gather at a market in Abbottabad May 5. Life has returned to normal on Thursday in Bilal Town, Abbottabad, where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces early on Monday.

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Boys herd sheep past the compound where U.S. Navy SEAL commandos reportedly killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 5.

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A girl holds a baby near the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, May 9

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Workers carry on their head basins containing mixed concrete for house construction near the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad May 5. Life has returned to normal on Thursday in Bilal Town, Abbottabad, where the al Qaeda leader was killed by U.S. forces early on Monday.

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Resident Adeel, 8, plays with a tennis ball in front of the compound where U.S. Navy SEAL commandos reportedly killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 5. Pakistan, in apparent reference to old rival India, said on Thursday any country that tried to raid its territory in the way U.S. forces did to kill Osama bin Laden would face consequences from its military.