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Hillary Clinton on Bin Laden Situation Room photo: Maybe "no great meaning"

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situation room.jpg(White House photo by Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON--Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday there may be "no great meaning whatsoever" to the photo of President Obama and top aides in the White House Situation Room Sunday watching a video feed of the Osama Bin Laden raid in Pakistan.

Clinton was pictured with her hand in front of her face. One could surmise she was reacting to something she was watching--or the more mundane explanation she was covering her mouth while coughing, offered while in Rome for a conference.

"Those were 38 of the most intense minutes. I have no idea what any of us were looking at that particular millisecond when the picture was taken," Clinton said of that moment in the Situation Room. "I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs. So, it may have no great meaning whatsoever."

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