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:
Tomorrow's Independent front page: 'Terror strikes at the heart of Sydney' pic.twitter.com/aONtYtroQV— PoliticsHome (@politicshome) December 15, 2014
Whoever put this online was not so interested in our national affairs:
But at least The Sun took things seriously: