Crowds gather at Ground Zero to rejoice, reflect

War veterans, tourists, students and families and friends of Sept. 11 victims gathered at Ground Zero to rejoice, reflect and remember the morning after President Barack Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

Crowds started gathering around the country to celebrate during the president's address last night, including at the White House and Times Square.

At Ground Zero, reporters from all around the world covered the scene. Tourists and students mixed with war veterans and Sept. 11 families brought flowers and flags, which could be seen hanging from the gates surrounding the area. Others held signs and waved flags while singing the National Anthem and chanting "USA! USA!"

"It's a good weight off our shoulders, an albatross off our necks," said Mike Lallave, a former Port Authority police officers who lost many fellow officer on Sept. 11. "The chains have been broken, we have relief ... I can tell my buddies who died here ... they can rest!"

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