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Look Inside the White House Situation Room

As the mission against Osama bin Laden progressed, the president, the vice president and members of the national security team received updates and held a series of meetings inside the Situation Room of the White House.

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In the Situation Room of the White House, President Barack Obama listens during one in a series of meetings discussing the mission against Osama bin Laden.
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Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission.
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Obama talks with members of the national security team at the conclusion of one meeting in the Situation Room.
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Obama, with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon at his left, making a point during a meeting in the Situation Room.
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Obama edits his remarks in the Oval Office prior to his televised statement detailing the mission against bin Laden.
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Obama made a series of calls, including to Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, to inform them of the successful mission.
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Obama delivers his statement in the East Room of the White House.
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Senior administration officials listen as Obama delivers the statement. Seated from left, James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; CIA Director Leon Panetta; Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Vice President Joe Biden.
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Obama shakes hands with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen in the Green Room of the White House following his statement detailing the mission against bin Laden.
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