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Obama Says U.S. Won’t Release Bin Laden Photos as ‘Trophies’

President Barack Obama decided yesterday not to release photographic evidence of Osama bin Laden’s death, saying the U.S. shouldn’t exploit such images as “trophies.”

In an interview with the CBS program “60 Minutes,” Obama said a release of the “very graphic” photos of the al-Qaeda leader’s corpse might be used by extremists as propaganda to incite violence, creating a national security risk.