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White House to Release Osama Death Photo

5/3/2011 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Barack Obama has decided to release at least one photo of Osama bin Laden's corpse ... this according to The Drudge Report.

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So far, no word on when the White House plans to release the first image.

A senior U.S. official tells CNN ... there are 3 sets of photos that were taken from the day OBL was killed: 1) Photos of OBL's body taken at a hangar moments after the raid. 2) Photos of the burial at sea. 3) Photos of the raid itself.

The official explains ... the photo that most clearly shows OBL's face is also the most graphic -- due to the massive head wound across his face. Officials do not believe it is suitable to run in the media, however it's the photo that most clearly identifies the son of a bitch.

Until then, beware the fakes.

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Rocco    

The Drudge Report ? Now there's a reliable source. sheesh

1179 days ago
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SURFCOWBOY    

no **** its about damn time! I hate when idiots listen to words and never base it on evidence so im glad our dear President has decided to EVENTUALLY release evidence that Bin Laden is indeed death. I will not celebrate until I see this picture and it better not be photopshopped!!

1179 days ago
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sunshinerad    

I think that's a bit extreme, but whatever makes people feel better I guess.
Also, people will just say the photo is doctored and fake.

1179 days ago
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Scott    

I am glad he made this decision people (who choose to) need to see it for themselves for closure.

Peace.

1179 days ago
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Stella    

cannot believe he was only 54....he looked 60 back on 9-11.

1179 days ago
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Reverend Kirk    

...this just in... Donald Trump demands to see death certificate...film at 11

1179 days ago
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Bobby    

Liveleak already has 1 of the photos. Tame stuff.

1179 days ago
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Bryan    

I think they needed to do this so that all the people saying its false that he's not dead can clearly see he is....

1179 days ago
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His Prince Michael    

Ah, all The Lies, dirty-money can buy:
"Hope" and "Change" and "Buried at Sea".
Now? "Pictures".

"Any government that practices deception upon it's citizens,
is unworthy to be preserved" - Thomas Jefferson

1179 days ago
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Jason    

the photo on liveleak would be believable had all the reports not stated the wound was above his left eye not his right

1179 days ago
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lander    

found the picture here: http://1vivid.com/

1179 days ago
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hello    

well of course theres no timeline on it! They have to hire a better photoshopper first.

1179 days ago
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DezNutz    

Nice observation on the photo Jason. I didnt catch that.

1179 days ago
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Liz    

... and in other news, Gas is over $4.00 a gallon and Obama still SUCKS.

1179 days ago
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MoonDust    

The photo will not satisfy the birthers, no amount of pics will make the birthers see they dislike Obama for no reason other than the fact he is a very successful BLACK man. The birthers will call it fake, what the fu ck can this man do to satisfy the birthers, just stfu and believe the truth, OSAMA is indeed DEAD.

1179 days ago
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