Skip to main content

Pakistan is a republic of fables. Founded as a secular state but increasingly religious. Fiercely independent but reliant on aid. Nuclear armed but deeply insecure.

1 of 12

A food vendor sets up shop near the former home of Osama bin Laden near Abbottabad, Pakistan. Since the death of bin Laden, the area has become a tourist attraction in Pakistan.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

2 of 12

Guards and local visitors stand by the entrance to the former home of Osama bin Laden near Abbottabad, Pakistan.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

3 of 12

Pakistanis flock to the former home of Osama bin Laden near Abbottabad, Pakistan. Since the death of bin Laden, the area has become a tourist attraction in Pakistan.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

4 of 12

The boys who lived across the street from Osama bin Laden's former home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, say they could hear the voices of the children living in the compound on the other side of this wall but never saw them leave the house.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

Story continues below advertisement

5 of 12

Children show off pieces they collected of the U.S. helicopter that crashed near the former home of Osama bin Laden.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

6 of 12

A police officer stands guard May 8, 2011, at the gates of Abbottabad's central police station, where officials announced this weekend that foreign guests cannot stay in hotels without written permission and should remain off the streets at night.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

7 of 12

Ashiq Hussein, chief of investigations at the Nawanshehr Station House, responsible for the neighbourhood where Osama bin Laden was found, said his men had implemented a 'foolproof' record-keeping system to track all newcomers to the area.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

8 of 12

Retired Lieutenant-General Hamid Gul, former head of Pakistani intelligence, has emerged as one of the most prolific media commentators in the wake of the Abbottabad operation.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

9 of 12

Saqib Jadoon, 46, co-owner of Dawn Builders, one of the largest construction firms in Abbottabad, Pakistan, speaks to The Globe and Mail as a colleague prays in the background on May 4, 2011.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

10 of 12

A lone little girl marches with pro-Taliban supporters in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on May 6, 2011.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

11 of 12

The pro-Taliban Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) political party, holds a protest in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, to declare that Osama bin Laden died a martyr.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

12 of 12

A man takes a video with his phone of a protest by the pro-Taliban Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) political party, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on May 6, 2011.

charla jones The Globe and Mail

Report an error