The government released five videos found in Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Saturday, showing the al Qaeda leader preparing a message to the United States and watching himself on television, reports the Associated Press. The videos were seized by Navy Seals after Bin Laden was killed, and were shown to reporters on Saturday. The audio has been deleted from the videos, and reporters were not allowed to record the briefing, according to the New York Times.
Note that these were clips selected by the government. The AP writes, "the government-selected clips also provide an opportunity for the U.S. to paint Bin Laden in an unflattering light to his supporters." In totality, the videos indicate that Bin Laden was highly concerned with his appearance, place him at the compound, and suggest that he was still involved with condemning the U.S. and possible terrorism.
ABC News describes the first video as a previously unreleased message from Bin Laden directed to the United States that was believed to have been filmed between Oct. 9 and Nov. 5, 2010. There is no audio, but MSNBC reports that a government official said Bin Laden was giving his standard message of condemning U.S. policy and capitalism.