Obama Will Not Release Photos of Bin Laden’s Body

News outlets spared tough decision

President Obama has, after several days of hedging by members of his administration, announced that he's decided not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden’s body. Obama revealed his choice during a Wednesday interview with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft, scheduled to air this Sunday.

The decision saves editors and producers from making a tough choice about how to handle the photographs, which were said to be graphic, as they show the al Qaeda leader after he was shot in the face during the raid on Sunday.

"That's not who we are," Obama said during the interview. "We don't trot out this stuff as trophies."