Live in Times Square: TIME’s Special Cover on Osama bin Laden

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TIME is releasing a special issue on Osama bin Laden’s death — and we’re putting it up in lights.

On Monday evening, TIME’s cover lit up the Nasdaq screen in Times Square in Manhattan. The cover features bin Laden’s face covered by a red “X.” This image has become iconic after its use with Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The bin Laden cover was illustrated by Tim O’Brien, who also designed the cover featuring al-Zarqawi.

The special issue will hit newsstands on Thursday, May 5, and will be available on the iPad on the same day. Check out NewsFeed’s bin Laden coverage, and head to for continuing coverage.