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by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler was given the opportunity to view death photos of Osama Bin Laden this morning.

The Versailles Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee says they are images he won’t soon forget.

“There’s an enormous wound or gash from his left eye all the way across his forehead which is about an inch wide. It’s a massive wound that you can see that nobody could have survived it,” says Chandler.

Chandler says he understands why President Obama wanted them restricted, but he favors releasing them to the public.

“I think that a lot of the victims of 9/11 really want to have closure.  Quite frankly, you see things like that on network TV on some of the police and detective shows when somebody gets killed,” he says.