White House photos show Obama team on the cusp of history

Newly released photos give a unique look into the West Wing during and after bin Laden's death

Topics: White House, Barack Obama, Osama Bin Laden,

These compelling photos, released on Monday by the White House, capture the intensity of the mood behind the scenes before and after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

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Emma Mustich is a Salon contributor. Follow her on Twitter: @emustich.

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