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The 27 Best Brexit Front Pages From The UK And The World

Step in/out?
Step in/out?
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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"Splendid" Colonialism? Time To Change How We Talk About Fashion And Culture

A lavish book to celebrate Cartagena, Colombia's most prized travel destination, will perpetuate clichéd views of a city inextricably linked with European exploitation.

Photo of women in traditional clothes at a market in Cartagena, Colombia

At a market iIn Cartagena, Colombia

Vanessa Rosales

-Analysis-

BOGOTÁ — The Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz is celebrating the historic port of Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia, in a new book, Cartagena Grace, published by Assouline. The European publisher specializes in luxury art and travel books, or those weighty, costly coffee table books filled with dreamy pictures. If you never opened the book, you could still admire it as a beautiful object in a lobby or on a center table.

Ortiz produced the book in collaboration with Lauren Santo Domingo, an American model (née Davis, in Connecticut) who married into one of Colombia's wealthiest families. Assouline is promoting it as a celebration of the city's "colonial splendor, Caribbean soul and unfaltering pride," while the Bogotá weekly Semana has welcomed an international publisher's focus on one of the country's emblematic cities and tourist spots.

And yet, use of terms like colonial "splendor" is not just inappropriate, but unacceptable.

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