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Benilde Araujo

PARIS — The fateful day has arrived. Voters in the United Kingdom go to the polls Thursday to decide if they should stay or should they go from the familiar but increasingly unpopular arms of the European Union.

The consequences of an potential "Brexit" extend beyond Britain, as the EU would lose a major economic and cultural power, and world commerce at large could be dealt a blow.

Coverage in the press these past final days has thus been vast and colorful. Here are some of the best front pages from the UK, Europe and around the world on a national referendum with global ramifications.

UNITED KINGDOM

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The Sun, June 23

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City A.M., June 23

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The Daily Telegraph, June 21

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The Scotsman, June 20

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The Economist, June 17


SPAIN

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El Norte de Castila, June 23

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"Spanish companies gamble 48.000 million euros with the Brexit" — ABC, June 20


NETHERLANDS

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"Brits called to the polls tomorrow: In or Out?" — Metro, June 22


SWEDEN

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"Mind the gap: The choice is a step into the unknown" — Dagens Nyheter, June 19


FRANCE

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Two covers: "Who is in?" and "Who is out?" — Libération, June 23

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"Brexit: Europe facing a risk of contagion" — Le Figaro, June 22

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"That is the question" — La Croix, June 20

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Les Echos, June 20


PORTUGAL

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Negocios, June 23

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"Cameron urges Britain to not give up on Europe" — Publico, June 22


ITALY

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L'Unita, June 23


GREECE

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Ethnos, June 21


GERMANY

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"Does anyone have to go?" — Die Tageszeitung, June 23

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"The torn nation" — Süddeutsche Zeitung, June 18-19


POLAND

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"Battle of Britain" — Gazeta Wyborcza, June 23


CANADA

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National Post, June 18


AUSTRALIA

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AFR Weekend, June 18-19


UNITED STATES

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The Wall Street Journal, June 22nd


ECUADOR

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"New system of work permits if Brexit wins" — El Comercio, June 22

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