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.

2. Unusual size of the courtyard


Reports indicate only a handful of people actually lived inside the compound, so it's unclear what all that space in the courtyard was needed for. Some observers speculate that it could have been to more easily facilitate bulk delivery of supplies. An arial view shows that the compound is quite a few times the size of other local compounds.

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