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More Images of Abu Ghraib Abuse Leaked to Press

As was widely predicted, more photos of Iraq prison abuse are being leaked to the press. On Friday, The Washington Post published pictures and posted a video on its Web site of Iraqi detainees being humiliated and hit by American troops at Abu Ghraib. Despite this leak -- and warnings that future leaks will only prolong and intensify the abuse scandal -- the Pentagon still refuses to release all the photos in its possession. To do so, U.S. officials say, would jeopardize the prosecution of the soldiers involved. Critics argue that it's more important to get beyond this crisis by full disclosure than to successfully prosecute low-ranking soldiers. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports.

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Mary Louise Kelly is a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.