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Osama bin Laden’s $1M mansion is no ‘spartan cave’

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Bin Laden's hiding place: a $1 million compound

Unquestionably, the most interesting piece of real estate on the entire planet today is the "mansion" compound where Osama bin Laden was found.

As the New York Times reported, "It was hardly the spartan cave in the mountains that many had envisioned as bin Laden's hiding place. Rather, it was a mansion on the outskirts of the town's center, set on an imposing hilltop and ringed by 12-foot-high concrete walls topped with barbed wire.

"The property was valued at $1 million, but it had neither a telephone nor an Internet connection," the Times wrote. "American officials believed that the compound, built in 2005, was designed for the specific purpose of hiding bin Laden."

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