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Historic Brexit Vote Makes Headlines Across Europe

The momentous vote has dominated newspaper front pages.

25/06/2016 7:16 AM AEST | Updated July 15, 2016 12:54
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Britain's decision to quit the EU has been big news in Europe.

European newspapers have reacted to Britain's shock exit from the European Union, with the news making headlines across the continent.

In Germany, the country's most popular broadsheet Bild was one of many publications in Europe that pleaded with Britain to stay in the EU.

In a light hearted front page, it said it would go without a goalkeeper in its next soccer fixture against Britain if the country changed its vote.

"Dear Brits, if you remain in the EU ... then we ourselves will recognise the Wembley goal," Bild declared above a picture of Geoff Hurst's disputed extra-time goal in the 1966 World Cup final, when England beat West Germany.

Its upcoming front page addresses the Brexit vote with the headline "Outsch" and also features a cheeky back page.

In France, the Liberation newspaper published a picture of a man suspended from a wire waving union jack flags with the title "Good Luck".

Its front page immediately after the vote came in declared that "Europe would never be the same again".

The live page of Le Figaro concluded that recent period of the UK-EU relationship could be summed up with the words of the iconic French singer Serge Gainsbourg - "je t'aime... moi non plus" ("I love you... me neither").

In italy, La Stampa called the historic vote "Europe's longest day" and later looked at looked at "24 hours in which the world has changed".

Meanwhile, further north in Denmark, the Scandinavian publication Berlinsk penned a letter to Britons calling on them to stick with Europe - an appeal that has ultimately proved unsuccessful.

The decision also made the front page in the big newspapers in Spain, Greece and many other nations in Europe.

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