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AP: “Obama bin Laden killed”

It was probably inevitable that some news organizations would get the Obama/Osama names mixed up, but I didn’t expect it to be the Associated Press. In a news story that was published early this morning, AP says in a photo caption (my bold):

“Crowds climb trees and celebrate in Lafayette Park early Monday, May 2, 2011, in front of the White House in Washington after President Barack Obama announced that Obama bin Laden had been killed. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)”

The text has since then been republished by news outlets such as the Washington Post, the Denver Post and Independent Mail.

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Update: Fox News made a similar mistake, see photo here: http://twitpic.com/4s76an

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