Around the World: Media Reaction to bin Laden’s Death

The world automatically reacted early Monday after President Barack Obama announced that terror leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan.

In Pakistan: National Public Radio’s Julie McCarthy finds the general national sentiment to be “America, mission accomplished.” Now, many Pakistanis say the focal point needs to be on ending U.S. military operations in Pakistan.

In Afghanistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged the US: “Remember that the war against terrorism is not in the valleys and villages of Afghanistan, but in the terrorists’ training centers and camps. The fighting should be taken there.”

In Saudi Arabia: The Saudi Press Agency wrote that it hopes bin Laden’s death will be a “step that supports the international efforts against terrorism.”

In Europe: “We woke up in a safer world,” according to the president of the European Union Parliament, Jerzy Buzek.

Front pages have mostly exposed a second-day lead on the news. Take a look at how media around the world responded to bin Laden’s death.

Author: Marina Kaljaj

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