Historic vote for Brexit stuns Europe, dominates front pages

The British referendum on membership of the European Union, held Thursday, resulted in a win for the "Leave" camp, leading media outlets across Europe and other parts of the West to dedicate their front pages and home pages to the momentous event.

Here are a few, courtesy of Newseum, Kiosko and the outlets' own Twitter accounts.

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Many opened by featuring prominently Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party and longtime proponent of Britain's exiting the European Union.

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While others opened with David Cameron, who has announced his resignation having failed to win a vote on the back of his renegotiated deal with the EU.

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The consequences for Scotland's independence and the European project, as well as the panic on the money markets, also featured prominently in home pages.

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    Alexios Mantzarlis joined Poynter to lead the International Fact-Checking Network in September of 2015. In this capacity he writes about and advocates for fact-checking. He also trains and convenes fact-checkers around the world.

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