04 May '11, 1am

White House officials debate over releasing 'gruesome' photo of Osama's corpse, say it could be 'inflammatory'

White House officials debate over releasing 'gruesome' photo of Osama's corpse, say it could be 'inflammatory'

Newspaper fronts are seen on a fence at the World Trade Center site in New York. The White House warned that a photo taken of Osama bin Laden's corpse was 'gruesome'. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON - THE White House warned on Tuesday that a photo taken of Osama bin Laden's corpse was 'gruesome' and expressed concern it could be inflammatory if released to prove the Al-Qaeda mastermind's death. Two days after the daring special forces raid deep into Pakistan which killed the Saudi-born terror leader in his secret lair, top administration officials debated whether to make public the evidence that he was gone. 'It is fair to say it is a gruesome photograph ... it could be inflammatory,' White House spokesman Jay Carney said. 'We are reviewing the situation. We are going about this in a methodical way and trying to make the best call,' he said, adding President Barack Obama was ...

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