Andrew Laughlin the Technology Reporter for Digital Spy reports that the photo which has appeared on a number of news outlets is fake.  Conspiracy theories are beginning to appear which will most likely push  President Obama's team to move quickly in bringing forth definitive proof of Bin Laden's demise.

"An image supposedly showing a dead Osama Bin Laden that was picked up by British newspaper websites has been exposed as fake.

The photograph of a bearded man with a bloodied and bruised face was shown on Pakistani TV and posted on a variety of UK websites, including the Daily Mail, The Times and The Sun. It was quickly removed, though, after being exposed on Twitter.

According to The Guardian, the image was actually first published by Middle East news website Themedialine.org back in April 2009, alongside a warning that its authenticity had not been confirmed."

[via Digital Spy]