COVER

When the Cheering Stops (Cover Story)

Jubilation and chaos greet the fall of Saddam's regime, leaving Iraqis and Americans puzzling over how to rebuild the nation

Who Will Call the Shots? (Cover Story)

The U.S. is looking for successors to Saddam. One is Ahmed ChalabiŚbut some say he's yesterday's man

HEALTH

Unmasking A Crisis

As SARS rages in China, some cadres are more intent on saving face than saving lives. TIME investigates a cover-up that may have killed

Stalking a Killer

How did a deadly virus find its way from southern China to the rest of the world? TIME traces the path of the contagion

TRAVEL

Mongol Invasion

Adventurous travelers are discovering Mongolia's fearsome beautyíXby camel, horse and helicopter