How the world's newspapers reacted to the Sydney siege

AUSTRALIANS are in mourning for the two hostages killed during the 16-hour siege that crippled much of central Sydney.

Beyond our shores, the world has watched on in shock. 

Unlike the United Kingdom which has been a victim of terrorism attacks and the United States' record for gun violence, Australia's reputation on the world stage is far more mundane.

Here is how Australia and the world reacted to the shock of the Sydney siege on its newspapers' front pages.


We start in Australia with the Daily Telegraph's provocative front page, released while the crisis was unfolding on Monday afternoon.

Followed by its more conservative Tuesday front page.




From across the Tasman:


And from across the world:


Whoever put this online was not so interested in our national affairs:

  But at least The Sun took things seriously:

United front to fight for long term water security

United front to fight for long term water security

The two councils have come together to form the collaboration.

$16 million to target diseases

$16 million to target diseases

Tackling pests and diseases together

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