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The President Says No Photos of Osama Will Be Released

Well folks, it looks like you won't get to see the proof that Osama Bin Laden is dead and you will just have to take President Obama's word for it.

In an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes, Obama said DNA evidence and facial recognition analysis are enough proof of Osama's demise; there was no need to release the photos of his corpse.

Mixed feelings were thrown into Osama Bin Laden's killing and how people went about the news. Major crowds were shown in front of the White House and around New York as many people celebrated late Sunday night after hearing the news. There were people who wanted proof through pictures and some who thought maybe people shouldn't throw victory parties over someone's killing.

President Obama says the graphic photos could create a security risk to Americans if they were used as propaganda by Osama Bin Laden supporters to incite violence.

Obama will visit New York City Thursday to visit Ground Zero and meet with families of 9/11 victims for the first time since Osama's death.