Photograph by Nadav Kander for TIME

The Choice

Photograph by Nadav Kander for TIME President-elect Donald Trump photographed at his penthouse on the 66th floor of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 28.

Behind TIME’s Person of the Year cover

This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer….Read the full story here.

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TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year: Donald Trump

Runner-Up: Hillary Clinton

Runner-Up: The Hackers

Runner-Up: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Runner-Up: The CRISPR Pioneers

Runner-Up: Beyoncé

This appears in the December 19, 2016 issue of TIME.

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