During the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a video showing the al-Qaida leader watching television was discovered. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Al-Qaida is known to keep meticulous records. Experts say that's the influence of Osama bin Laden, shown in 1998, who was obsessed with documenting everything. Rahimullah Yousafzai/AP hide caption

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Al-Qaida's Paper Trail: A 'Treasure Trove' For U.S.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were in Islamabad today (May 27, 2011). Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Bin Laden's Death, Who Will Lead Al-Qaida?

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Pakistani military and police officials cordoned off a street in Abbottabad near the compound where Osama Bin Laden was found and killed. (May 8, 2011, file photo.) Asif Hassan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Inskeep talks with Anatol Lieven

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Presence Of His Family Likely Helped Bring Down Bin Laden

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U.S. Sen. John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani during a meeting in Islamabad on Monday. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kerry Seeks To Smooth Fraught U.S.-Pakistan Ties

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A still image from video footage released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows Osama bin Laden watching himself on TV. Rex Features/AP hide caption

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One Last Battle: Spinning Bin Laden's Legacy

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