Mission Accomplished!

No camera can capture the singing at Ground Zero — or the cabs trying to honk in harmony — but some attempts below. The scene sketches two reactions to the news of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of a crack squad of American soldiers: jubilation, on the northeast corner of Ground Zero, and somber reflection, along the south.

Just south of the main celebration (by the "Ground Zero Brooks Brothers," if you will), a man salutes passing cabs.

The crowd, alternately singing "the Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America." Police blocked access to the NJ Transit/subway stop, which extends in to, and provides the best views of, the ongoing construction.

Meanwhile, just off the south of Ground Zero (looking north), a smaller crowd. A man to my right lit a small votive candle. To give an idea of the mood, this was a 15 second exposure. Our subject against the pole did not move.

With heartfelt thanks and congratulations to our men in uniform,


One comment

  1. I noticed the tag “Campaign promises”. I must say at the time I thought Obama had over reached when he made this one, but good on him, way to deliver.

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