'L'horreur' - How French dailies covered the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice

Pictures from yesterday’s terror attack in France, which claimed the lives of 84 people, cover the front pages of its daily newspapers today.

One word in particular: “horreur” (horror) was used in headlines as the nation’s press reported on its third major terrorist attack linked to Islamic extremism in two years.

National daily Le Figaro used the headline: “L’horreur, à nouveau” (horror, again) above a widely-used picture of French police and a lorry, its windscreen flecked with bullet holes, which was driven into crowds in Nice as people celebrated Bastille Day.

Frances’s biggest selling national daily, Le Monde, showed a picture of man looking at a victim laying on the ground, covered by a blanket, alongside the headline “La Terreur” (Terror).

On many front pages, the date of the attack: July 14, was included in the headline. It’s significant as the day the Bastille prison in Paris was stormed in 1789, a key point in the French Revolution.

In January 2015, 17 people were killed when terrorists attacked staff at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris. A further 130 people died in attacks on venues in the capital in November.

Front pages of French dailies today:

France lorry terror attack - Le Monde

France lorry terror attack - Le Figaro

France lorry terror attack - La Depeche France lorry terror attack - La Voix du Nord France lorry terror attack - Charente Libre

France lorry terror attack - La Provence

France lorry terror attack - Nice Matin

France lorry terror attack - Sud Ouest

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