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Gallery: Finding bin Laden on Google Earth

Island biogeographic theory predicts that bin Laden would be in a larger town rather that a smaller town (easier to blend in). The team identified 26 city islands that were within 20 kilometers of his last known location. After studying the locations, they determined that Parachinar was the largest, fourth-least isolated, and most likely location of bin Laden's hideout.

Credit: Google Earth