Osama bin Laden picked up his gun in Afghanistan at the age of 22, and lived by it. After over thirty years of terror, he died by it in a bloody firefight in Pakistan. A few images that juxtapose terror and triumph.
The 86th Academy Awards race, with the big day coming up on Sunday, March 2, has shaped up to be one of the most unpredictable in years. From a harrowing story of slavery to a hedonistic Wall Street playboy by way of a visually gripping space-age drama, this year's Oscar nominations have much to offer. A preview of the contenders. Compiled by Manoj Venkataraman S. Photos AP