Bin Laden's photo digitally updated for age, beard

A composite image shows Osama bin-Laden in April 1998, left, and two digitally enhanced and aged images released Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 on the U.S. Department of State's web site rewardsforjustice.net showing what bin-Laden could look like today with a full beard and with his hair trimmed. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of State)

January 15, 2010 8:52:41 AM PST
The U.S. State Department has updated its 1998 file photo of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, digitally altering it to account for a decade of age and possible changes in his facial hair. There is a $25 million bounty on bin Laden's head for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. Bin Laden is now 52. And he is believed to be hiding in the lawless Pakistan frontier bordering Afghanistan, though his exact whereabouts have been unknown since late 2001, when he and a small contingent of body guards walked out of the Tora Bora mountains, evading air strikes and U.S. special forces and Afghan militias.

The photos and bounty on bin Laden and 41 others wanted for terrorism is on the State Department's web site rewardsforjustice.net.


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