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Spanish Lawmaker's Photo Used for Bin Laden Poster

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

MADRID- A Spanish lawmaker says he was stunned to find that the FBI used his photograph as part of a digitally enhanced image showing what Osama bin Laden might look like today.

Gaspar Llamazares says he would no longer feel safe in the U.S. after his hair and other features appeared on a wanted poster showing an older bin Laden on a U.S. government Web site rewardsforjustice.net. A reward of up to $25 million is offered.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo quotes FBI spokesman Ken Hoffman as
acknowledging that the agency used a picture of Llamazares taken
from Google Images for the digitally altered image of Bin Laden.

Phones at FBI headquarters in Washington were not answered Saturday morning. The State Department told a reporter to call again on Tuesday.


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