Osama is Time's (Dead) Man of Year

Bin Laden becomes 4th to get red X treatment
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2011 2:20 AM CDT
Time's cover star from May 7, 1945.   (Time)
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(Newser) – In death, Osama bin Laden will be joining Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Abu Musab al Zarqawi. Time magazine is putting out a special issue Thursday with a red 'X" over the terror kingpin's face on the cover, making him only the fourth such cover star, reports the Huffington Post. The German dictator and Jordanian terrorist received their Xs after death, while Saddam Hussein got his after the fall of Baghdad in 2003. In 1945, Japan's rising sun got a black X on Time's cover after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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