Look | New Yorkers React to Capture of bin Laden

The day after Osama bin Laden was killed and buried at sea, New Yorkers and visitors flocked to the World Trade Center site to see the construction and leave memorials for those killed on September 11, 2001.

Police officers stand guard at the World Trade Center site where flowers and flags have been left by visitors.

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Abraham Suleymanov, 18, came down to the World Trade Center site to hang the newspaper covers. Suleymanov, born in Israel, lives in Queens and said he came down to, "show respect for the building and the families that lost lives here."

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Sitting vigil in Times Square at Father Duffy Square Michael Kerrigone, 67, stopped first at the World Trade Center site, before heading here. He noted that today is the birthday of Father Duffy and that he came here for a little "peace and comfort." Adding that this is "a great day for America."

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Standing several feet away from the World Trade Center site, Fransisco Meranda is selling flags for $2 the day after Osama bin Laden was killed. 

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This poster was strewn around the area near the Ground Zero and was created by New Jersey resident and World Trade Center ironworker Tom Cox. Cox, 54,  said he hopes that bin Laden is, "sleeping with the fishes and crabs are eating his eyes out."

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Fire fighters left this email at the World Trade Center site, which reads: "In memory of all the victims of 9-11 and the soldiers that gave their lives during this time, Especially FDNY firefighter Mike Haub and the rest of the members of Ladder 4 Engine 54 Battalion 9 there isn't a day goes by that we don't miss you. May you rest in peace now knowing that Osama Bin Laden is Dead!! We love you Mike.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at the World Trade Center site. "Osama bin Laden is dead, and Lower Manhattan is pulsing with new activity. Osama bin Laden is dead, and New York City’s spirit has never been stronger," Bloomberg said. 

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the NYPD will remain on the alert for possible reprisals. "There are no specific threats as of this moment, but we certainly are not taking any chances," Kelly said.

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Police and guard dogs at the World Trade Center work site the day after Osama bin Laden was killed.

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Construction workers at the World Trade Center site watching city leaders giving a press conference.

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Flag sales people populate the walkway between the PATH trains and the World Trade Center site.

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Brad Rousse, 26, buys several newspapers the day after bin Laden was killed. "Had to buy all three," Rousse said, referring to the New York Times, The Daily News and The New York Post.

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Dogs patrol Times Square the day after Osama bin Laden is killed.

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Statue of Liberty plates for sale in Times Square at the Duane Reade.

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City leaders held a press conference at Ground Zero the day after Osama bin Laden is killed.

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Parents brought their children down to Ground Zero to see the construction and the site of the 9/11 attacks.
Parents brought their children down to Ground Zero to see the construction and the site of the 9/11 attacks.

Parents brought their children down to Ground Zero to see the construction and the site of the 9/11 attacks.

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Newspapers print extra copies for a big selling day.

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