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I'm fairly confident that the story that was reported of the assault on his compound and his subsequent death are accurate. I can see how the more skeptical among us would have trouble buying the story what with the photo not having been released, but it will surface somewhere eventually, these things always have a way of coming out after time.
Also, it's worth noting that had it not been for the Iraqi government releasing footage of Hussein's execution (and the subsequent illegal cell phone video which caused an uproar) then the skeptics would still be wondering if Hussein were really dead or not, as it's not U.S. policy to release videos or photos of high-profile political executions. Especially not ones which have the potential to stoke certain tribal fires wherein the victim's loyal followers would see it as reason to escalate attacks, and religious leaders in the region could take issue with everything from the preparation of the body, to the reciting of Janazah, to the disposal itself.