By Daniel Distant , Christian Post Reporter
October 21, 2011|5:36 pm

The death of Col. Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator, has inspired shocking, gruesome, and thought-provoking front pages across the globe.


Perhaps one of the most shocking covers was the one run by the New York Post this morning.

Widely known for their sensationalist front pages, the New York Post went for a gory cover.

NY Post headline The New York Post

The front page clearly denotes the dying Gaddafi, and the young man holds the tyrant’s famed golden gun.

Currently, there’s no verification that the young man in the photo— Ahmed Shairani according to Al Arabiya— actually pulled the trigger that ended Gaddafi’s life.

Some other headlines concerning the oppressive despot’s downfall were equally grisly, but without the joking jabs of the NY Post.

There's one from the Hartford Courant.

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And the headline from the Sun.

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The more ghastly depictions of the ex-leader’s death have been reproduced and multiplied worldwide.

Still, other publications chose to run more introspective headlines. Questions about Gaddafi’s life, his legacy, celebrations of the people, and the future of Libyans were all covered in an effort to sum up yesterday’s occurrences.

Then there's the front page for the Los Angeles Times. In a less public article, the question of credit for the Obama Administration’s actions arises.

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The Courier-Journal’s page is also significant. Their angle concerns the future of Syria and Yemen, two other countries in control of dictators.

The Courier Journal photo The Courier-Journal

The Star-Ledger’s reflective front page discusses the possible future of Libya, which now must confront enormous economic, political, and medical challenges after Gaddafi:

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 Gaddafi was killed yesterday in his hometown of Sirte, Libya, effectively ending his 42-year reign. Currently, it is expected that the National Transitional Council will take control of Libyan affairs.