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Front Pages For A Queen: 37 World Newspapers Mark The Death Of Elizabeth II

"The world weeps", "Farewell, my Queen", "The rock Britain was built on".... were among the headlines as front pages from virtually every newspaper in the world were dedicated to the passing of the iconic monarch. Here is a selection of 37 newspaper front pages from 29 countries.

Front Pages For A Queen: 37 World Newspapers Mark The Death Of Elizabeth II

Newspapers pays tribute to the Queen on their front pages this morning.

The world has been living a bonafide global moment since the news arrived Thursday afternoon that Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, had died at the age if 96, surrounded by her family in her Scottish home of Balmoral Castle.

It was the poignant bookend on another shared media moment 70 years ago, when her 1952 coronation became one of the major televised events of the 20th century, as BBC cameramen were allowed inside Westminster Abbey, inaugurating a long and complicated history between the British royal family and the media.


World leaders reacted to the news, starting with new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss saluting "the rock on which modern Britain was built" as she announced a 10-day period of national mourning. U.S President Joe Biden paid homage to "a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy" while France’s Emmanuel Macron remembered "a kind-hearted queen who has left a lasting impression on her country and her century."

With newspapers from around the world dedicating their front pages to the news, we've gathered a sample of 37 from 29 different countries:

United Kingdom

The Guardian

France

Libération

Spain

La Razon

Norway

Aftenposten

Belgium

De Morgen

Germany

Morgen Post

Netherlands

de Volkskrant

Croatia

24 Sata

Canada

Toronto Star

Colombia

La Vanguardia

Australia

The Sunday Mail

Nigeria

Daily Trust

Malaysia

The Star

Bahrain

Gulf Today

Saudi Arabia

Arab News

South Africa

The Citizen

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Colombia Celebrates Its Beloved Drug For The Ages, Coffee

This essential morning drink for millions worldwide was once considered an addictive menace, earning itself a ban on pain of death in the Islamic world.

Colombia's star product: coffee beans.

Julián López de Mesa Samudio

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BOGOTÁ — October 1st is International Coffee Day. Recently it seems as if every day of the calendar year commemorates something — but for Colombia, coffee is indeed special.

For almost a century now we have largely tied our national destiny, culture and image abroad to this drink. Indeed it isn't just Colombia's star product, it became through the course of the 20th century the world's favorite beverage — and the most commonly used drug to boost work output.

Precisely for its stimulating qualities — and for being a mild drug — coffee was not always celebrated, and its history is peppered with the kinds of bans, restrictions and penalties imposed on the 'evil' drugs of today.

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