A look at the front pages of 2015

We saw our world on riveting front pages this year: the loss of journalists at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the chaos of other mass shootings, the body of Syrian boy on a beach and New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

There was much, much more: a deadly earthquake in Nepal, waves of celebrations after the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, the Pope's U.S. visit and, yes, a new “Star Wars.”

Here's a look at some of the fronts from major news events in 2015. Note: Some of these front pages are graphic.

Jan. 8:

On January 7, terrorists broke into the office of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. By that evening, news organizations around the world started tweeting front page tributes to the victims. Here are a few of the fronts from the following day:





April 27:

In April, newspapers around the world led with the deadly and devastating earthquake in Nepal.



June 21:

After the mass shooting that killed nine at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, The Post and Courier chose a memorial for the Sunday front page. Steve Buttry wrote about it for his blog, The Buttry Diary:


June 27:

The day after the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to ban same-sex marriage, we found front pages that led with the news from every state. Here are a few:




Aug. 9

On the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch devoted most of the front page to the story.


Aug. 27:

The on-camera murders of WDBJ journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward made front pages around the country for days.


Aug. 29:

Memorial stories, look-backs and check-ins with the people of the Gulf Coast took up much of the end of August.


Sept. 3

The image of Aylan Kurdi's body washed up on a Greek beach is still heartbreaking. Front pages on the following days continued the story of the refugee crisis and the European Union's response to it.


Sept. 28:

In September, the Pope's visit to the U.S. shut down streets, public transportation and got lots of front page play.


Oct. 2
The mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, made many front pages, with led with headlines including "Again," and "When will it end?"

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Nov. 4

In November, Kansas City celebrated winning the World Series for the first time since 1985.


Nov. 10

Student protests at the University of Missouri, Columbia, made local and national front pages in November. The protests, aimed at inaction by the university system president, led to two administrators stepping down.


Nov. 14:

In Paris, terrorists launched deadly attacks again in November.




Dec. 3

The mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, made fronts for several days. They ranged from images from San Bernardino to larger questions about how the country should deal with gun control.


Dec. 8

We've had several front page collections looking at GOP and Democratic candidates for the 2016 presidential election and debates both sides have had so far.

On Dec. 8, after Donald Trump declared the country should ban Muslims from coming into the U.S., a few newspapers shot back.


Dec. 18:

The week the latest installment in the "Star Wars" universe came out, we had days of front pages devoted to the interstellar saga. Here are a few:

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