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A bundle of the final printing of the News of the World newspaper arrives at a shop in Stockport, England on Sunday. Britons snapped up the last edition of Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid after the 168-year-old paper was brought down in a phone-hacking scandal. (Associated Press)

A bundle of the final printing of the News of the World newspaper arrives at a shop in Stockport, England on Sunday. Britons snapped up the last edition of Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid after the 168-year-old paper was brought down in a phone-hacking scandal. (Associated Press)

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