Mandela death: A world of headlines

A man in Lagos, Nigeria, reads an newspaper with a front page featuring Nelson Mandela's death.
Image caption Nelson Mandela's death received prominent coverage in newspapers around the globe

"A Nation Mourns," writes the South African Star. "Goodbye Tata," reads the Sowetan. Venezuela's Meridiano writes, "Goodbye to a Great." Le Monde calls him "the champion of liberty".

To get an appreciation for the international outpouring of affection for Nelson Mandela, take a look at 59 front pages from newspapers around the world, as gathered by Worldcrunch.

If that's not enough, Newseum has a collection of more than 900 US and international front pages, many of which have above-the-fold tributes to the departed South African leader.

There aren't many stop-the-presses global news events. Mr Mandela's passing was one of them.