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Okay, so we have the photo of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other folks at the White House watching the death/raid of Osama bin Laden…but we still have no picture of the body:

The U.S. raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound doesn’t match the D-Day invasion as “the longest day,” but for President Obama and his key aides, it comes close.

“The minutes passed like days,” said John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism.

Look at the urgency on the faces of Mr. Obama and his national security team in the picture above as they watch a screen giving them “real-time” information on the progress of the raid. See Secretary of State Clinton put her hand over her mouth as if holding her breath until the mission’s outcome was apparent.

“It was probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of time, I think, in the lives of the people who were assembled here yesterday,” Brennan told reporters at the White House today. Special Report: The killing of Osama bin Laden

He said Mr. Obama was concerned about the security of the U.S. personnel engaged in the raid on the remote Pakistan compound. “That was what was on his mind throughout,” said Brennan. “And we wanted to make sure that we were able to get through this and accomplish the mission.”

Brennan told reporters it was “clearly very tense.” He said a lot of people in the White House Situation Room on the ground floor of the West Wing were “holding their breath.”

He would not disclose what kind of video feed the president and his aides were watching. Whether it was a camera transmitting from the bin Laden compound or a map showing the movements of U.S. helicopters and personnel, he would not say.

Folks in Pakistan say they had no idea ole boy was hiding in their territory:

Pakistan’s leader denied suggestions his country’s security forces may have sheltered Osama bin Laden before he was killed by American forces, even as Britain said Tuesday it would be demanding answers from Islamabad as to how the al Qaeda chief was able to live undetected in a large house in a garrison town.

But in a nod to the complex realities of dealing with a nuclear-armed, unstable country that is crucial to success in neighboring Afghanistan, British Prime Minister David Cameroon said having “a massive row” with Islamabad over the issue would not be in Britain’s interest.

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