07/07 War on Britain: AND THE WORLD MOURNS

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Byline: By MARK ELLIS, Foreign Editor

FLAGS flew at half mast around the world yesterday in tribute to those who died in the London blasts.

Many foreign newspapers condemned the attacks, praising Britain's "Blitz spirit" and the resilience of Londoners.

But the fear of similar attacks prompted newspapers in countries which sent troops to Iraq to ask: Are we next? La Stampa in Turin, Italy, said: "Next time it will be our turn - this is the first thing we think of when we are confronted with these pictures of mutilated bodies."

In Poland, top-selling Fakt asked: "Now will they hit Poland?"

Danish daily Jyllands-Posten said: "It is horrifying when the monstrous face of terror shows itself - in Denmark especially, which together with Italy has been warned."

Geneva daily Le Temps said: "History shows that Great Britain is not easily intimidated." In a theme echoed around the world, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung said: "The country has reacted to terror with astonishing calm. …