Why does the White House have to approve Photos of Bin Laden ?

Why does the White House have to approve Photos of Bin Laden ?
I just don’t get. The whole world should see the pictures available, and the video. It seems to be ok for the world see pictures and video of our President John F Kennedy shot and killed but we have to rely on the White House to make a decision that is not theirs to make?
I hope there is massive pressure to release the video and pictures just for their arrogance.