By Ben Marsee
I (along with much of the rest of the country, I would imagine) have been following the unfolding news about the death of Osama bin Laden closely for the past thirty hours or so. But in all the news and the information about the whos and the wheres and the hows of what happened on Sunday, I ran across one image that has absolutely held me spellbound.
According to all reports I've seen and read, this is a photo of the National Security Team most likely watching a live video stream of the raid on bin Laden's compound. Given that context, it's the faces I find so compelling.
UPDATE Wednesday, May 4: Ben Feller, AP White House Correspondent, has written an article this morning about this photograph. So what exactly were they looking at? "The White House refuses to say exactly what was happening in the moment captured by Pete Souza, the chief official White House photographer for Obama. Officials said that revealing details could disclose sensitive information about how such operations are run." —MJ
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Featured Comment by Phil S: "I don't believe anyone has mentioned it yet, but there is an excellent documentary on Pete Souza, called The President's Photographer, available on Netflix streaming and free on PBS streaming."