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Obama decides not to release photos of bin Laden’s body

U.S. justifies killing bin Laden as 'act of self-defense'; Attorney General Holder says bin Laden was a legitimate military target and made no attempt to surrender.

May 4, 2011 | 12:59 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden dead, U.S. television networks said on Wednesday.

“We discussed this internally, did DNA sampling. It was important for us the photos won’t become a propaganda tool,” Obama said, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.

“We don’t use this staff as a trophy that’s not who we are. Given the graphic nature of these pictures, it could be used for incitement members of my national security team agreed,” he said.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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