We've had record traffic on Bradenton.com since news broke that Osama bin Laden had been killed. That is yet another telling indication of the historic nature of this event: It is rare that international news drives our site, where local news and local photo galleries almost always top the most-viewed list.
That actually still held true, creating quite a dichotomy of top stories and galleries. The most popular throughout the weekend and into the work week? The DeSoto Grand Parade photo gallery.
By Tuesday, however, topping the list were photos from Osama's hideout in Pakistan and McClatchy Washington reporter Jonathon Landay's story of how the Navy SEALS slid down ropes from their hovering helicopters and pulled off the raid on bin Laden's compound.