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WHO'S NEXT?

MSNBC.COM - Osama bin Laden has been killed, but the hunt is still on for remaining leaders of al-Qaida and the other terrorist groups who continue to pose a threat to Americans.

Bin Laden appeared at the top of both the FBI's list of the 30 most wanted terrorists and its list of 10 most wanted fugitives. He became Public Enemy No. 1 after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which he masterminded.

"No one can replace bin Laden in stature and cult-like status and name recognition. It's unlikely that's going to happen," said Rick Nelson, director of the homeland security and counterterrorism program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Still, there are many suspected terrorists who are key to al-Qaida and other anti-American organizations, and who could prove extremely dangerous to the United States and its citizens. Some experts say that the death of bin Laden could spur reprisal attacks from his followers.

"The terrorists almost certainly will attempt to avenge him, and we must — and will — remain vigilant and resolute," Leon Pannetta, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said in a statement Monday. Click here to read more from MSNBC

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