Posted by: transcendingchaos | May 21, 2008

How do you visually convey national mourning?

Modern Express NewsBeijing TimesBeijing News

Following the devastating earthquakes in China, these three newspaper covers appeared:

(left to right)
The Morning Express News
The only character in the head reads “mourning.”

Beijing Times
The big three characters under the candle read “Mourning Day.” 32,476 is the number of fatalities.

Beijing News
The photo caption reads: “A student was holding a pen tightly when the body was moved out from the rubble at Dongqi Middle school, Hanwang Township, Mianzhu, Sichuan province on the night of May 16. Xinhua Photo.”
The headline reads: “The nation mourns for 3 days.”

Credit to Charles Apple for these images and translations.

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