"Geronimo" was the code word the Navy SEAL Team Six was to use to let their commander in chief know that the "Jackpot," a.k.a. Osama Bin Laden, was captured or dead.
The Navy SEAL who said it used it not once, not twice, but three times.
There are so many elements to this story that still seem unreal. After nearly a decade of searching for the mastermind responsible for the murders of nearly 3,000 Americans, bin Laden was found hiding in plain sight in a million dollar safehouse in Pakistan with few guards around him.
It also seems unreal that America's Special Forces were able to get into the compound, despite the failure of one of their helicopters, take out the world's most wanted terrorists, take possession of his hard drives and other data, and get out unharmed before Pakistan's military could react to a foreign military operation going down in a suberb of their capital city.
Some of the most amazing pictures of the year are these taken by White House Photographer Pete Souza as President Obama and his security team waited anxiously to hear the word "Geronimo."