Newspaper review: Storming coverage of Hurricane Irene

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Media captionA look at the first editions of the UK papers

Many papers have coverage of Hurricane Irene as it moves up the US east coast.

Under the headline "America trembles as Irene blows in", the Sunday Times says scenes of police evacuating Manhattan residents were like a disaster movie.

The Sunday Express says authorities fear the impact of Irene hitting the densely populated corridor of Washington DC, New York and Boston.

Paul Harris writes in the Observer that Irene has been a social leveller with a range of New Yorkers being evacuated.

Snapped jaws

The Mail on Sunday and Daily Mirror both carry an interview with a teenager who survived a polar bear attack during an Arctic expedition three weeks ago.

Patrick Flinders, 16, tells the Mail he thought he might die when the animal snapped its jaws around his head and describes how he punched it repeatedly.

He tells the Mirror Horatio Chapple's death was "pure bad luck" , as he had been in another part of their tent.

"I feel guilty it was him and not me," he says.

'Emotional return'

Several papers feature images of the Red Arrows display team flying back to Lincolnshire after one of their pilots died during an air show a week ago.

The Sunday Times calls it an "emotional return". The People says members of the local flying club applauded them as they took off from Bournemouth airport.

The Sunday Express says the crew were said to still be in shock .

It quotes an RAF source as saying: It takes a lot to accept one of your teammates is gone."

'Atrocities and reprisals'

An image of human skulls in a pile of ash after a massacre in Libya is on the Independent on Sunday's front page.

The paper says the first test for the National Transitional Council (NTC) "will be to halt these cold-blooded killings" .

The Mail says there has been evidence of " atrocities and vicious reprisals on both sides ".

The Observer warns that as the rebels celebrate the arrival of the NTC in Tripoli , fighting continues in Misrata.

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