Look Inside Osama Bin Laden’s Abbottabad Compound

BY News Desk  May 2, 2011 at 12:31 PM EDT

Ahead of a Monday morning briefing about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the U.S. government released some graphics that shed new light on the compound where the most-wanted terrorist had been hiding for years.

Here’s an illustration of bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound (Click all photos for a larger view):

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of how the plot of land looked in 2004 vs. this year:

An aerial view from 2005 after construction began:

An aerial view from this year:

Here’s a ground-level view:


Find all the NewsHour coverage of bin Laden’s death here.