May 5: When she clutched her ears to block out the noise on the Buckingham Palace balcony, Grace van Cutsem unwittingly became the focal point of one of the iconic images of the year.
So it should come as no surprise that with the announcement of Bin Laden’s death her image would be used in comedy virals about his demise that are sweeping the internet.
In the photo of Barack Obama and his national security team watching the assault unfold there she is propped up on the desk of the situation room, hands covering her ears.
Party time: Bin Laden is pictured smoking a cigarette with a very busty Pamela Anderson who is drinking champagne in this viral
In this viral mocking George Bush, Bin Laden is depicted as an American citizen with a flag over his coffin
Something to celebrate? Bin Laden is seen here as a footballer
With an election looming next next year, some people have remarked that the death of Bin Laden could be a welcome boost for Obama’s campaign
Another Photoshop artist has turned the scene into the ’Situation’ room - with a strategically placed Jersey Shore star standing next to the Chairman of the Joint chiefs of Staff.
The security breach at Sony’s PlayStation Network is also not above parody.
One image the US President clutching a PlayStation controller as he stares fixedly ahead - with the slogan ’It’s still down, sir.’
While another mocked-up poster has Bin Laden with the words ’Never should have put real address on PSN’.
Another has imported a topless picture of Jersey Shore star The Situation into the picture, inserting him behind Mr Obama.
In another royal-themed image Princess Beatrice’s fascinator - already the subject of much internet mockery - is on every head in the room.
Dead or alive? This viral sees Bin Laden sitting up smiling from a mortuary table
Even the royal wedding didn’t escape the viral treatment, with smiling Obama appearing over William’s shoulder during the balcony kiss
This viral pokes fun at Donald Trump’s insistence to see Obama’s birth certificate
This This viral jokes that Osama bin Laden should not have put his details on the PlayStation network
A cat, Keanu Reeves and a velociraptor are among the bizarre collection of other images to be inserted into what is set to become a historic photo.
Further mock-ups include a slick picture of Mr Obama, wearing sun-glasses and pointing with the slogan: ’Sorry it took so long to get you a copy of my birth certificate, I was too busy killing Osama Bin Laden.’
Barack Obama riding Falcor, the luck dragon in Never Ending Story
Jersey Shore star The Situation makes an appearance in the Situation Room
The US President is also shown riding Falkor - the luckdragon from the Never Ending Story. Internet virals or memes, as they are called, are images, videos or phrases or even just an idea that quickly spreads from one internet user to another.
Millions of people across the world can end up seeing the same picture if it catches hold of the public imagination.