For the past ten years, the TIME 100 issue has recognized people around the world who influence our lives. What you may not realize is how challenging it can be to create a new cover each year that best represents these influencers. While some past issues have featured all 100 honorees in one cover, this year’s issue includes seven distinct cover portraits that represent the diverse range of selected honorees. The cover photos were taken by renowned photographer Mark Seliger, and while they vary internationally, four versions can be found on newsstands across the U.S. with each of the portraits inside.
View all of the special edition cover shots and read more about them here. Then visit TIME.com or download TIME's tablet edition for the full story. The print issue hits newsstands on Friday, April 19.
Cover Credit: Photographs by Mark Seliger for TIME