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Washington Post Express 'embarrassment' over gender symbol mix-up

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Image caption The Washington Post Express "erroneously published" the front cover on the left, featuring the male symbol, instead of the front cover on the right with a female symbol.

The Washington Post Express has apologised for an "embarrassing" mix-up on its front cover.

Leading with an article about a 150,000 strong women's rights march, the Express accidentally used a male symbol instead of a female symbol.

Social media users were quick to spot the mistake.

The paper - a free daily newspaper published by the Washington Post - was quick to apologise on its Twitter account.

One commentator referred to the blunder as a "record for largest typo".

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"We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we're very embarrassed," the statement from the Washington Post Express read.

"We erroneously used a male symbol instead of a female symbol."

It also released an image of how the cover should have appeared.

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Written by Chris Bell, UGC & Social News team