11 Jaw-Dropping Newspaper Front Pages That Capture This Moment in American History

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Americans woke up Saturday morning in a very different country from the one they knew only 24 hours before. Marriage equality is the law of the land, delivered by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote asserting the constitutional rights of all citizens to wed. In newspapers from around the nation, many in states where same sex marriage had been banned before Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion landed like a "thunderbolt," the response was overwhelming, heartening and heartbreaking.

Here are some of the most colorful front pages published to welcome this new day. Ten come from the U.S. and one more, from abroad, appears as a stark reminder of the broader sweep of history:  

Alabama — The Daily Sentinel 

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California — Lodi News-Sentinel

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North Carolina — The Charlotte Observer

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California — San Francisco Chronicle

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Florida — Diario Las Americas

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Louisiana — The (Shreveport) Times

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South Carolina — The (Charleston) Post and Courier

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Kansas — Lawrence Journal-World

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Michigan — Battle Creek Enquirer

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Nebraska — Omaha World-Herald

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New York — The Daily News

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South Carolina — The (Columbia) State

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While Americans had their eyes on the Supreme Court and Charleston, terrorists in Africa attacked a Tunisian beach resort. At least 37 people were killed, according the latest BBC report. 

Correio Braziliense, a newspaper in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, pulled the camera back and delivered this message to its readers: "Make Love, Not War."

Brazil — Correio Braziliense

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