JFK assassination: headlines show a world in shock

Two people in a Washington, DC, park read news of John F Kennedy's assassination.

"A tragic page in world history", declared the Italian paper Corriere Della Sera on its front page the day after the assassination of John F Kennedy sent shockwaves throughout the world.

For an interesting look at how the news of Kennedy's slaying 50 years ago today spread throughout the globe, the website Worldcrunch has assembled a selection of front pages from 21 different newspapers, from the stark ("Kennedy Est Mort", in the Swiss Gazette de Lausanne) to the not-so-dignified ("Jackie spattered with blood", in the UK's Daily Mirror).