Md. Congressman Describes Osama Photos

Ruppersberger views bin Laden photos at CIA

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    Exiled al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is shown in Afghanistan in this April 1998 photo

    Maryland Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger said he has viewed photos of Osama bin Laden that carefully compare images of the al-Qaida leader when he was alive with ones after he had been shot by Navy SEALs.

    Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, viewed the photos Thursday at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., for about 20 to 30 minutes.

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    The congressman said "there is absolutely no question in my mind that was Osama bin Laden."

    Ruppersberger said arrows placed on the photos compared bin Laden's facial features, including his nose, birthmarks, ears and lips.

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    He said he saw photos of bin Laden's entire body, as well as ones of him being prepared for burial and just before he was buried at sea.