I saw a post on Facebook with these pictures:

Three pictures of Osama Bin Laden

They apparently show Osama Bin Laden with Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Are these authentic pictures of actual meetings?

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    Note the antisemitic content of the fake Hillary Clinton photo.
    – Colin
    Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 8:00
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    You even have to ask? Note the Star of David on Hillary Clinton, how'd that get there? Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 14:38
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    I mostly asked because I know if I don’t have concrete evidence against someone’s post, they will likely still believe what they saw is authentic. Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 14:54
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    @Harper-ReinstateMonica - I think the more remarkable Star of David is around Bin Laden's neck.... essentially alleging he's both a Muslim and a Jew. Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 16:05
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    Good point. It's just unbelievable that you should even need to argue that. Anybody who gives these credence is probably unconvinceable. Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 16:09

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  • Hillary Clinton: Fake

    Snopes explains

    A photograph of Hillary Clinton shaking hands with terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden has circulated online (divorced from its original context) ever since it was created for a Photoshop contest held back in 2007 by the web site FreakingNews.com

  • Barack Obama: Fake

    Full Fact found the original image:

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  • Condoleezza Rice: Fake

    The same Full Fact article found the source image:

    The picture featuring former Secretary of State Condoleeza (sic) Rice, was also an entry to an April Fools’ Day Photoshop competition on [Freaking News] in 2007.

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    I have no idea how you fact checked this so quickly. Whenever I use Snopes, it seems like I'm being too specific or something. Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 6:12
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    @CottonHeadedNinnymuggins Try Google or Tineye's reverse image search.
    – user91988
    Commented Jun 12, 2020 at 16:21
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    how do we know that somebody didn't enter the real thing into those contests? \<tinfoil\>
    – Michael
    Commented Jun 13, 2020 at 3:44
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    @Michael Interesting to note, the best thing would be if someone didn't win with an original photo. Would it be because they didn't photoshop funny enough? It couldn't be because the photo wasn't realistic enough since original photos are original photos. If it's not realistic, it's the photographer's fault I guess. Commented Jun 13, 2020 at 6:06
  • @CottonHeadedNinnymuggins - I think an entry that makes a statement about how big a jerk the entrant is, vs the quality of their technical editing skills, is more germane to whether they win a contest like this or not. Commented Jun 22, 2020 at 16:57

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