Last night as news of Osama bin Laden's death was announced to the nation, crowds in New York and D.C. rushed to Ground Zero and the White House to celebrate. Here are some photos of the revelry.

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This mascot was hoisted on the shoulders of the crowd at the White House. Good thing he had that Old Glory body stocking just lying around the house.

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This woman holds a flag aloft at Ground Zero with the glow of one of the replacement structures in the background.

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The depth of the crowd at Ground Zero.

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Two hastily made signs at Ground Zero.

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Even Marilyn Monroe got herself down to Ground Zero to celebrate.

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A member of the U.S. Park Police hands out flags to the crowds waiting at the White House.

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Two armed guards watch over the crowd in front of the White House.

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You can't beat an iPad for coming up with a celebratory sign on the fly. And it lights up!

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In New York, you can't keep a good celebration down—on the ground, that is.

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Bagpipers provided some music at Ground Zero.

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The boom in post-bin Laden t-shirts, like this one seen at the White House, is sure to bring even more jobs to the country.

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Cardboard, computer paper, and a little bit of glue go a long way.

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