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Quiz: What the Papers Say

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 may have dominated the headlines, but it was not the only story preoccupying Britain's newspapers last week.

George Parker, of the Financial Times, gave his take on the week in Fleet Street on BBC Radio 4's What the Papers Say.

Can you guess which stories he was talking about?

WHICH STORY IS GEORGE TALKING ABOUT?

"If you are among those who think Mr Blair has messianic tendencies and a penchant for sucking up to the wrong people, this is the story for you..."

a) Tony Blair saying regime change in Iran would make him "significantly more optimistic about the whole region"

b) The revelation that Tony Blair is godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch's daughters?

c) Tony Blair's infamous "deal in the desert" with Colonel Gaddafi

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WHO IS BEING QUOTED HERE?

"The only place to eat was the canteen and that was revolting. There was a huge celebration when a Waitrose opened nearby. It was a sign of how desperate we were."

a) A Guardian journalist on the paper's move to King's Cross

b) A Sunday Times journalist on the paper's move to Wapping

c) Nadine Dorries after a "frustrating" prime minister's questions

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WHERE WAS THIS HEADLINE SPOTTED?

"Serious economists should not indulge in fact-free grandstanding"

a) The letters page of the Financial Times

b) The op-ed page of The Times

c) The showbiz page of the Daily Star

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WHO SAID THIS?

"I suspect they are the only pages of the magazine that a teenage boy hasn't stuck together in reading the magazine."

a) A contestant on Celebrity Big Brother

b) Chancellor George Osborne

c) Comedian David Walliams emerging from The Thames

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WHAT WAS THIS SUN HEADLINE ALL ABOUT?

"Lobal domination"

a) A dog from Boulder, Colarado, with record breaking ears

b) Artists such as Paul McCartney and Cliff Richard win battle for longer copyright protection

c) The growing popularity of "ear lifts" for older women

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WHICH DAILY TELEGRAPH STORY IS GEORGE TALKING ABOUT HERE?

"The conversation rapidly descended into inane bickering, outright lies and insults."

a) Cabinet disagreements over the 50p top tax rate

b) A conversation between "chatbots"

c) A select committee hearing on the recent riots

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