The world news was dominated by Iraq's election, the war on terror and the global climate conference in Montreal.
In the Middle East, the spectacle of Iraqis voting freely made the biggest impression on cartoonists. Polls show Iraqis are optimistic about their balloting and deeply mistrustful of the U.S. occupying forces.
As Iraq voted, President Bush's claims of success in Mesopotamia generated skepticism in Europe. The American president, suggested Sweden's Olle Johansson, is squirming in the grip of a larger beast.
The assassination of crusading newspaper editor Gebran Tueni inspired fear and sorrow and defiance in Lebanon.
As European officials began to investigate news reports of secret U.S. prisons where torture is condoned, The Time's Peter Brookes had a sardonic take on the American practice of "extraordinary rendition" of suspected terrorists.
The Bush administration's "wait and see" position on global warming irked a global climate conference in Montreal and Canadian public opinion in general.
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