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Bild tabloid vending machine in Germany
Editors work on producing an issue of Bild, 1977 in West Berlin. Previous front pages are affixed to the wall behind them

The Bild newspaper (or Bild-Zeitung, literally Picture Newspaper; pronounced [ˈbɪlt]) is a German tabloid published by Axel Springer AG.

The paper is published from Monday to Saturday; on Sundays, its sister paper Bild am Sonntag ("Picture on the Sunday") is published instead, which has a different style and its own editors. Bild is tabloid in style but broadsheet in size. It is the best-selling non-Asian newspaper and has the sixth-largest circulation worldwide.<ref>World Association of Newspapers: World’s 100 Largest Newspapers, 2005</ref>

Bild has been described as "notorious for its mix of gossip, inflammatory language, and sensationalism" and as having a huge influence on German politicians.<ref name=CSM>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Its nearest English-language stylistic and journalistic equivalent is often considered to be the British national newspaper The Sun, the second highest selling European tabloid newspaper, with which it shares a degree of rivalry.<ref name=spiegel06>Sex, Smut and Shock: Bild Zeitung Rules Germany Spiegel Online 25 April 2006</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Der Spiegel wrote in 2006 that Bild "flies just under the nonsense threshold of American and British tabloids ... For the German desperate, it is a daily dose of high-resolution soft porn".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> According to The Guardian, for 28 years from 1984 to 2012, Bild had topless girls featuring on its first page; the paper published more than 5,000 topless pictures.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


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