Begich to View Post-Mortem bin Laden Photos

Associated Press

An aide to Senator Mark Begich says he will view post-mortem photographs of Osama bin Laden taken after the al-Qaida leader was killed May 2 by a Navy SEAL team in Pakistan.

As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Begich is among members of Congress with access to the images.

The Obama administration has declined to publicly release the photos, saying the images could incite violence or be used as a propaganda tool.

Begich spokeswoman Julie Hasquet says Begich does not doubt the terrorist leader is dead but feels it’s his duty to view the photos as an Armed Services committee member.

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