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England riots: The world is watching

 Certainly Europe has been watching. Its papers and TV channels have devoted enormous coverage to the riots.  "Disunited Kingdom", said the headline in the French paper LiberationLe Monde's front page was "England in flames".

Liberation, a left-leaning paper, made a wider point: "The riots in London are a serious alarm call for the UK but also for all mixed and unequal Western societies".