'The Lion Sleeps': Nelson Mandela front pages

News of Nelson Mandela's death Thursday at 95 led most world newspapers Friday. Since many newspapers used similar photos of South Africa's first black president, type, headlines and design made certain pages stand out. All images courtesy the Newseum.

Related: BuzzFeed's Luke Lewis and Jon Passantino began collecting images of front pages last night, including a curious front from The Sun of Britain, which says "Anti-apartheid leader loses his final battle." Odd way to frame that life.

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    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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