People: Dec. 18, 2002

Sorrowful, defiant, astonished, lonely, thoughtful, humiliated, triumphant. Photographers captured the full range of moods in their subjects. An aging prelate, bent and frail, visited his homeland; an American President, coatless and determined, rallied his troops. In the Middle East, where few things shock, a Palestinian leader stared bug-eyed at his bed, speckled with debris after an Israeli attack. A teenager from Great Neck, N.Y., skated off the Olympic ice into the arms of her coach, with a look that told all the world she was a winner. And in the most touching coda to the year, a young widow, her husband...

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