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NYT: 'Is Vladimir Putin trying to teach the West a lesson in Syria?'

Russian President Vladimir Putin flexes his muscles. He's firing cruise missiles at Syrian targets and, on his 63rd birthday on Wednesday, scored seven goals in an ice hockey match in Sochi. We look at cartoons in the UK and in Jordan depicting his Mighty Russia stance. One analysis in The New York Times, meanwhile, argues Putin is teaching the West a lesson. Papers also focus on tension in Israel. And a fashion shoot is slammed on Twitter for being tasteless. It depicts "migrant chic".