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CIA's in-house museum adds new spy exhibits

An AKM assault rifle that was found next to the body of Osama bin Laden the night he was killed at his compound in Pakistan by U.S. Navy Seals, a brick from the compound, an Al-Qaeda training manual and shoes worn by a Navy Seal, are on display at the revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum at CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

An AKM assault rifle that was found next to the body of Osama bin Laden the night he was killed at his compound in Pakistan by U.S. Navy Seals, a brick from the compound, an Al-Qaeda training manual and shoes worn by a Navy Seal, are on display at...more

An AKM assault rifle that was found next to the body of Osama bin Laden the night he was killed at his compound in Pakistan by U.S. Navy Seals, a brick from the compound, an Al-Qaeda training manual and shoes worn by a Navy Seal, are on display at the revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum at CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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A pigeon fitted with a camera.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A pigeon fitted with a camera.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A pigeon fitted with a camera.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Artifacts from Iraq including playing cards of the most-wanted members of Saddam Hussein's government are on display at the newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum, which is revealing some newly declassified artifacts from the spy agency's most storied operations since its founding 75 years ago, at CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, September 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Artifacts from Iraq including playing cards of the most-wanted members of Saddam Hussein's government are on display at the newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum, which is revealing some newly declassified artifacts from the spy agency's...more

Artifacts from Iraq including playing cards of the most-wanted members of Saddam Hussein's government are on display at the newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum, which is revealing some newly declassified artifacts from the spy agency's most storied operations since its founding 75 years ago, at CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, September 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Weapons associated with Saddam Hussein.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Weapons associated with Saddam Hussein.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Weapons associated with Saddam Hussein.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum, while still closed to the public, features a ceiling with hidden messages. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum, while still closed to the public, features a ceiling with hidden messages. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum, while still closed to the public, features a ceiling with hidden messages. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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A dead drop rat and other tools used in spycraft.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A dead drop rat and other tools used in spycraft.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A dead drop rat and other tools used in spycraft.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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A model of the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A model of the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A model of the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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A model of the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A model of the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A model of the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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A replica of the tunnel that spanned West to East Berlin, jointly built by CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) during the Cold War. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A replica of the tunnel that spanned West to East Berlin, jointly built by CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) during the Cold War. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A replica of the tunnel that spanned West to East Berlin, jointly built by CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) during the Cold War. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Top secret briefing books for U.S. President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Top secret briefing books for U.S. President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Top secret briefing books for U.S. President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Artifacts from Afghanistan. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Artifacts from Afghanistan. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Artifacts from Afghanistan. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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A model of Al-Zawahiri compound which was used to brief U.S. President Joe Biden on the mission that killed Al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A model of Al-Zawahiri compound which was used to brief U.S. President Joe Biden on the mission that killed Al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A model of Al-Zawahiri compound which was used to brief U.S. President Joe Biden on the mission that killed Al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Redacted documents pertaining to the 9/11 attack.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Redacted documents pertaining to the 9/11 attack.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Redacted documents pertaining to the 9/11 attack.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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An exhibit focused on the history of Al-Qaeda leading up to 9/11. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

An exhibit focused on the history of Al-Qaeda leading up to 9/11. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

An exhibit focused on the history of Al-Qaeda leading up to 9/11. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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A duffel bag belonging to Deora Bodley, who was killed on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, was recovered from the wreckage and is now on display. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A duffel bag belonging to Deora Bodley, who was killed on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, was recovered from the wreckage and is now on display. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A duffel bag belonging to Deora Bodley, who was killed on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, was recovered from the wreckage and is now on display. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

The newly revamped Central Intelligence Agency museum.  REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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A memorial to members of the Central Intelligence Agency who lost their lives in service. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A memorial to members of the Central Intelligence Agency who lost their lives in service. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A memorial to members of the Central Intelligence Agency who lost their lives in service. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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