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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s convinced that U.S. forces “got our man” after viewing graphic photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse.

Bachmann was among congressional intelligence committee members to view the photos Thursday in a secure room at CIA headquarters. The potential GOP presidential candidate said there’s no doubt the corpse is that of bin Laden.

Bachmann says she agrees with the White House decision not to release the photos to the public. U.S. officials have said they confirmed bin Laden’s death using DNA. On WJON radio and later in a written statement, Bachmann said releasing DNA results would be less controversial than making the photos public.

The al-Qaida leader was killed in Pakistan by Navy SEALs during a middle-of-the-night raid last week.

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