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Belgian newspapers, not knowing outcome of US election, find novel ways to hedge their bets

Faced with U.S. election results coming after printing deadlines, Belgian newspapers found novel ways round the problem.

Het Laastste Nieuws produced two front pages Wednesday, asking readers to "pick your cover." One was headlined "It's Obama" while another, folded inside, read "It's Romney." Both had profiles of the winner and analysis.

By the time newspaper stands opened, readers knew the outcome and could remove the wrong one.

De Morgen cut its front page in half, with one side saying "Mitt Romney President" and the other "Barack Obama President." On the Romney side it said "Please turn quickly if Obama is the winner."

Le Soir's front page screamed "Obama," followed on the left with "Has Lost — read page 2" and on the right "Has Won — read page 3."

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