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Paris Attacks: 21 Front Pages From Around The World

A series of seemingly coordinated terror attacks left more than 120 people dead in Paris on Friday evening. In what has been described as the most deadly act of terrorism in French history, the attacks took place in seven locations, including shootings inside a concert hall and cafés in central Paris and a bombing outside the national soccer stadium.

President François Hollande declared a state of emergency and sealed the country's borders in response, as hundreds of additional French troops attempted to secure the capital.
The horrific events led front pages around the world:
FRANCE
"Carnage in Paris" — Libération
"War in central Paris" — Le Figaro
"This time, it's war" — Le Parisien
"The horror" — L"Équipe
"Terror in Paris" - Le Monde
"The horror" — Nice-Matin
SPAIN
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"Night of terror in Paris" — La Vanguardia
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"Bloodstained Paris" — La Razón
UNITED KINGDOM
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GERMANY
"Many dead in Paris attacks" — Der Tagesspiegel
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ITALY
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"War in Paris" — Corriere della Sera
BELGIUM
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"Massacre in Paris" — Le Soir
NETHERLANDS
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"Massacre in Paris" — De Telegraaf
PORTUGAL
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"Terror in Paris" — Público
LEBANON
"Paris and Beirut: the same terror, the same tears" — L'Orient-Le Jour
TURKEY
"Terror in Paris" — Hürriyet
IRELAND
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NORWAY
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"Paris under attack" — Dagbladet
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Iran has long had a simple and prolific response to political opposition and the worst criminal offenses, namely death by shooting or hanging. Whether opening fire on the streets or leading the world in carrying out the death penalty, the regime insists that morality is on its side.

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In early September, before Iran's latest bout of anti-government protests sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, there was another, quieter demonstration: Relatives of several prisoners sentenced to death staged a sit-in outside the judiciary headquarters in Tehran, urging the authorities to waive the sentences. The crowd, which doggedly refused to disperse, included the convicts' young children.

Executions have been a part and parcel of the Islamic Republic of Iran since its inception in 1979. The new authorities began shooting cadres of the fallen monarchy with unseemly zeal, usually after a summary trial. On Feb. 14, 1979, barely three days after the regime was installed, the first four of the Shah's generals were shot inside a secondary school in Tehran.

To this day, the regime continues to opt for death by firing squad for its political opponents; the execution method-of-choice for more socio-economic blights like drug trafficking has been death by hanging.

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