The U.S. might release a photo of Osama bin Laden after his death. CIA Director Leon Panetta said he thinks a photo of the dead al Qaeda leader should be released, but the decision will be up to the White House.
A senior government official involved in the discussions says there are lot of photos to choose from and most are "very graphic."
"There are sensitivities of the appropriateness of releasing photographs of Osama bin Laden," White House spokesman Jay Carney said this afternoon.
Carney cited the "sensitivities involved."
"We review this information and make this decision with the same calculation as we do so many things which is what, you know, what are we trying to accomplish and does it or in any way harm our interests, and that is not just domestically, but globally," he added.
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The U.S. used multiple methods to confirm bin Laden's identity, including DNA testing.
But the Taliban are questioning the killing.
"Obama has not got any strong evidence that can prove his claim over killing of the Sheikh Osama bin Laden," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahed said.
Tonight we also have new insight on the U.S. Navy SEALS team that killed bin Laden.
Anderson will talk with former elite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin, who wrote the book "SEAL Team Six."
Join us for these angles and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET on CNN.
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