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May 12th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

More lawmakers want photos of bin Laden's body released

Washington (CNN) - Two U.S. lawmakers joined the call Thursday for the release of photos of Osama bin Laden's body, after seeing the images themselves.

"These are very graphic, gruesome pictures," said Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado. But seeing them "gave me a sense of finality and closure."

Members of Senate and House committees that deal with intelligence and military matters have been invited to see the photos. Some of his colleagues had declined the offer, Lamborn said. He did not name those lawmakers.

He, Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California saw the photos on Thursday at the CIA's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

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  1. Kathy; Colorado

    I will pray for Razan Routini (I hope this is correct) you are right Anderson – she is very brave

    May 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm |