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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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Egypt's Overcrowded Christian Churches Are A Fire Risk — Building New Ones Is Risky Too

After a fire at a church in August killed 42 people, Egypt's Christians are worried about the fate of their places of worship, which lack proper infrastructure and financial support to meet safety standards. But, as Egypt's Mada Masr reports, this is not a new problem, and it is one that has been ongoing for years, during which Christians were not given permission to set up churches.

People stand outside the burned Virgin Mary church in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo back in 2011

Mohamed Abu Deif

GIZA — The St. Demiana Church is only distinguishable from surrounding buildings in the neighborhood of Imbaba, in northern Giza, by the crosses on its windows and the security kiosk and metal gate encircling its perimeter. Before prayers commence, the church is already packed to the brim, as hundreds of families fill the premises leaving almost no standing room.

As people pack in, the parish priest, Father Ghaios Bekhit, conducts a safety check around the premises. He checks on the state of the electric cables attached to the air conditioning units and ensures the functionality of the fire extinguishers.

His vigilance has been triggered by fear of a fire scenario repeating itself in his own parish, in the aftermath of the tragic fire that broke out just 4 kilometers away in the Martyr Philopateer St. Mercurius [Abu Sefein in Arabic] Church in Imbaba, during a morning mass, said to have been caused by an electric short-circuit in an air conditioning unit in the building. According to the Public Prosecution., 42 people were killed in the August 14 blaze, including 15 children.

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