Time Magazine Draws Red X Over Osama Bin Laden

Posted on May 3, 2011

Time Osama Bin Laden Dead Cover


Time magazine's latest cover has Osama bin Laden with a red X drawn across his face. Time has also used the red "X" to indicate the death of other despicable people in the past, including Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Abu Musab al-Zarqaqi. The Washington Post reports that Time has been preparing for Osama bin Laden's death since 2001. The cover artist, Tim O’Brien, explains the cover here.

Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. special forces in Pakistan. Osama had been living in a secure hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Photo: Tim O'Brien/Time, Inc.