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80 Years Of Newsweek Covers That Explained The World

The iconic weekly magazine announced Thursday it's killing its print edition.

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53. And the Next Really Big Thing!

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In Dec. 2004, Obama appeared on Newsweek's cover a month after he was elected to the Illinois senate. It was the future president's first national magazine cover. Good call Mark Whitaker!

Special thanks to Sam Register, who keeps the best Newsweek Tumblr account around. Check it out.

With additional research by Rebecca Elliott.

Disclosure: Hastings worked for Newsweek from 2002-2008. He still loves the place.

Contact Michael Hastings at amy+252855@buzzfeed.com.

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