Crowds gather near Ground Zero the day after Osama bin Laden's death
LJWorld.com editor Whitney Mathews happened to be visiting friends in New York City when news broke that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Monday, May 2, 2011, she visited Ground Zero. Dozens of news organizations and onlookers were completely or partially blocking streets near the former site of the World Trade Center's twin towers. Police officers attempted to keep crowds and traffic moving through the packed intersections.