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11/05/2009 11:42 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Iconic Lee Harvey Oswald Photo is no Fake, Dartmouth Professor

The backyard photo of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a rifle and Marxist newspaper was called a fake by Oswald when he was interrogated by Dallas police after his arrest.

The image had fueled conspiracy theorists who said the image must have been faked because of the unusual shadows.

Now, Dartmouth Professor Hany Farid, a computer scientist and authority on forensic imaging, has determined definitively that the image is, indeed, real.

In this YouTube video, he demonstrates how three dimensional modeling was used in reaching his conclusion.

Professor Farid's finding will be published in the peer-reviewed academic journal "Perception".

Here is the AP report.

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