Osama Bin Laden Image Fake - Original Two Images Merged
2011 05 02
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Here is the story from the Guardian:
Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fake
Image of bloodied man picked up by British newspapers has been circulating online for two years
An image apparently showing a dead Osama bin Laden broadcast on Pakistani television and picked up by British newspaper websites is a fake.
The bloodied image of a man with matted hair and a blank, half-opened eye has been circulating on the internet for the past two years. It was used on the front pages of the Mail, Times, Telegraph, Sun and Mirror websites, though swiftly removed after the fake was exposed on Twitter.
It appears the fake picture was initially published by the Middle East online newspaper themedialine.org on 29 April 2009, with a warning from the editor that it was "unable to ascertain whether the photo is genuine or not".
Read more: Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fake
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