|U.S. President Barack Obama decided on Wednesday not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden's corpse, saying they could incite violence and be used by militants as a propaganda tool, Reuters reported.
|"There's no doubt that bin Laden is dead," Obama said. "And so we don't think that a photograph in and of itself is going to make any difference. There are going be some folks who deny it. The fact of the matter is, you will not see bin Laden walking on this earth again."
|Obama's decision followed intense debate in his administration.
|CIA Director Leon Panetta had said on Tuesday the pictures would be released. But the US also had to weigh sensitivities in the Muslim world over the photos.
New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte said she had seen a picture showing bin Laden's face and believed it confirmed his identity.
(China.org.cn May 6, 2011)