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Tottenham riots dominate papers

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Media captionA look at the first editions of the UK papers

Many of Monday's newspapers feature dramatic images of burning buildings, looting, and clashes between riot police and youths in Tottenham over the weekend.

The Daily Telegraph says the riots were orchestrated using mobile phones.

Similarly, the Daily Express reports that the destruction was fuelled by the use of Twitter and other social media.

The Sun claims children aged seven "joined in the orgy of mob violence", while the Guardian says the riots were the worst since Brixton in 1981.

Several papers focus on the gathering controversy over the shooting dead by police of Mark Duggan on Thursday.

The Times, the Guardian and the Daily Mail all report on initial ballistics tests on a bullet found lodged in a radio worn by an officer during Thursday's incident.

Tests suggested it was police-issue and therefore not fired by Mr Duggan.

Criticising police handling of the unrest, the Daily Mail talks of the "Police and the riot blunders".

The leads in the Times, the Independent and the Financial Times address the financial turmoil in Europe and the US.

The Times, talks of a "dramatic intervention" on Sunday night by the European Central Bank to stave off a crisis in the eurozone.

And it reports that the ratings agency Standard & Poor's warns the US could be further downgraded.

Investors are braced for another tumultuous week in the markets," says the Financial Times.

A quirky indicator of economic woe comes courtesy of the Daily Express.

The paper reports that British men are foregoing moisturisers and manicures because of the economic downturn.

It says men are switching away from the metrosexual idea to a bearded, rugged look as the financial crisis takes its toll on the grooming industry.

"Women should breathe a sigh of relief," says the Express in an editorial, arguing that they will "be able to get to the bathroom mirror again".

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