Time magazine has unveiled its annual 2012 Person of the Year cover. No big surprise. Obama. It also chose him when he won the presidency in 2008.
The 2008 cover featured the Hope/Change illustration. This time, the mood appears much more sombre and serious with the photographic approach of Obama in profile, looking very much like the profile of Lincoln on the American penny.
Of intetest is the fact that Time changed the trademark red border for this more sober treatment. Something it has done before with its 9/11 issue, and apparently only four times in its history.