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Posted: May 2, 2011 7:41 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: May 2, 2011 7:41 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Newseum, Washington, D.C., website, crashed

The Newseum in Washington, D.C.says its website was inaccessible as thousands of people looked to see how newspapers around the world handled the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. Navy Seals in Pakistan. The website posts replicas of front pages of hundreds of newspapers and was processing more than 2,800 transactions per second when it crashed. Paul Sparrow, the senior vice-president at the Newseum says newspapers offer an emotional snapshot in time while websites constantly change.

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