Osama bin Laden's compound: 4 oddities

The press descended on the sleepy town of Abbottabad, Pakistan, considered an idyllic vacation spot until Sunday when it became more famously known as the final hideout of Osama bin Laden.

3. The actual house


The compound comprises several buildings that seem a bit drab and ramshackle. Corrugated iron roofing tops a badly made shed in the main courtyard. The courtyard soil looks ploughed though it's not clear if that happened after the US military operation.

A white, three-story building in the middle of the sprawling compound marks yet another contrast to the mostly well kept and colorfully painted houses in the neighborhood.

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