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Media photos of war dead need families' OK

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says families will be allowed to decide whether news organizations can photograph the homecomings of America's war dead.

Gates says he decided to allow photos of flag draped caskets at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware if the families agree.

He said the decision should be made by those who are most directly affected and not the government.

The White House says President Obama supports Gates' decision.

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