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The final edition of the British tabloid newspaper News of the World... News PhotoBritish Culture,Front Page,Hertfordshire,News International,News of The World,Newspaper,Rotary Press,Scandal,UK,Vertical,Wiretapping,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPThe final edition of the British tabloid newspaper News of the World rolls off the press on July 9, 2011 at the News International print works in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. Staff at the British tabloid expressed sadness on July 9 at the phone-hacking scandal that killed it off, but vowed to go out with a bang, doubling its print run to five million. The 168-year-old newspaper is expected to record its biggest sale for years as its historic final edition becomes a collector's item. Owner Rupert Murdoch pulled the plug on July 7 after a long-running scandal over phone hacking at the tabloid exploded into a national row with claims that murdered children and relatives of soldiers killed in combat were among those targeted. AFP PHOTOO / POOL / IAN NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read IAN NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)