WASHINGTON - Officials have released pictures of the tense moments inside the White House Situation Room during the raid.

President Obama and his senior advisors watched in real time as Navy SEALs raided the compound where Osama bin Laden was hiding.

Pictures show the tension on the Obama's face. Officials say his decision to launch the raid was not easy. Officials say there was strong evidence to suggest bin Laden was hiding in a Pakistani mansion but they were not completely certain.

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