How the world’s newspapers covered Tripoli on their front pages

Dylan Stableford
The Cutline

"Libyan rebels entered the capital Tripoli Sunday to euphoric celebrations, celebratory gunfire and chants of 'God is great,'" Laura Rozen of Yahoo's The Envoy wrote of the dramatic events that unfolded over the weekend in what had been Moammar Gadhafi's North African stronghold.

While cable news networks scrambled to cover the uprising in real-time, newspaper front-page designers had the benefit of at least a little time to conceptualize. Some papers focused on the rebels or the celebrations, while others focused on the elusive Gadhafi, whose caricature-like face seemed like it was made for tabloid treatment.

Most European papers treated Libya as their top story, but some American newspapers--including Mobile, Alabama's Press-Register--had to juggle big local stories, too. Like the capture of an 838-pound alligator, for instance.

And in Vienna, Austria, even the end-days of a world dictator couldn't justify bumping a bikini-clad beach babe off A1.

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