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How The World's Newspapers Covered The Ottawa Shooting

10/23/2014 09:37 EDT | Updated 10/23/2014 09:59 EDT

Looking at the world's coverage of the Ottawa shooting, one thing becomes clear: This was an event that hit home for people around the world.

From Belgium to Pakistan, newspapers mulled the meaning of the attack that left reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and purported gunman Michael Zehaf Bibeau dead.

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“Terror strikes Canada in the heart,” declared the breathless headline on the front page of Belgian newspaper De Morgen. Many commentators asked which country would be next.

Media attention was strongest in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and less prominent in east Asia, Latin America and Africa. Though U.S. "papers of record," like the New York Times and Washington Post, played it prominently, the attack didn't make it to the front page of many local papers.

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Kuwait’s newspapers paid particular attention to the attack, perhaps not surprising given that Canadian jet fighters departed for a Kuwaiti air base just a day before the shooting, part of the mission against ISIS.

Many of Europe's tabloids went all-out on coverage of the shooting, no doubt a reflection of the often xenophobia-tinged debate on Islamist terrorism that has gripped Europe in recent years.

Check out some of the world's largest papers, and how they covered the Ottawa shooting:

Newspaper Coverage Of Ottawa Shooting