Obama won't release Bin Laden death photos: Web, Flickr can stand down

Summary:President Obama said he won't release the Bin Laden death photos, which would have been one of the most viewed pictures on the Web.

President Obama said he won't release the Bin Laden death photos, which would have been one of the most viewed pictures on the Web.

CBS News reports:

In an interview with Steve Kroft for this Sunday's "60 Minutes," President Obama says he won't release post-mortem images of Osama bin Laden taken to prove his death. Video of the comments will appear on the CBS "Evening News" on Wednesday.

With the decision, tech watchers are likely to stand down on their download monitoring. The Flickr photo of the Whitehouse situation room has been immensely popular and likely to become the most viewed photo. That photo even sparked a meme with Photoshop antics.

Topics: Browser

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