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Osama Close Up?

Is the shady figure in a new video released by Al Qaeda the most wanted man on Earth, Osama Bin Laden?

In a new video of a sermon by Abu Yahya al Libi released by Al Qaeda’s media unit on Tuesday night a shadowy figure can be seen in the blurred footage which some Italian media are suggesting is Osama Bin Laden. “The screen grabs that were taken from the video are frustratingly blurry, but the figure does bear at least a passing resemblance to Bin Laden,” writes The Huffington Post. The video shows the assembled crowd hugging and congratulating al Libi after his sermon, and one of the gathered figures had a beard and a turban similar to Bin Laden’s. Add your opinion to the “Do you think these pictures are of Osama Bin Laden?” online poll being held by The Huffington Post.

Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has appeared in a new video speaking publicly for the first time about the attempted Christmas Day airliner bombing, praising the attempt.

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