Hillary Clinton Was Just Coughing

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. Photo: Pete Souza/This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.?

This image, snapped by White House photographer Pete Souza in the situation room during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound on Sunday, quickly became an iconic photo for the gravity and edge-of-your-seat anxiety it captured on the faces of those assembled as they watched the action unfold (except for Joe Biden, who looks like he's scrutinizing a piece of modern art.) No expression was more powerful in that moment than Hillary Clinton's, her hand covering her mouth, as if stunned by what she was witnessing. Tell us about that moment, Hillary:

"I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs," she said. "So, it may have no great meaning whatsoever."

Absolutely spellbinding.

Clinton: 'No idea' about timing of iconic photo [AP]