Table of Contents: Apr. 26, 2004

In this special issue we present our list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the world--and we take a close look at how their words and deeds have an outsize effect on the rest of us

Leaders & Revolutionaries

GEORGE W. BUSH by Andrew Sullivan 54

ABU AL-ZARQAWI by Romesh Ratnesar 56

CONDOLEEZZA RICE by Michael Duffy 56

WU YI by Hannah Beech 56

VLADIMIR PUTIN by Paul Quinn-Judge 57

KIM JONG IL by Michael Elliott 58

RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN by Andrew Purvis 58

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE by Alex Perry 59

KOFI ANNAN by Richard C. Holbrooke 59

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