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Time Magazine's Angelina Jolie Cover (PHOTO)

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Angelina Jolie's revelation that she had a double mastectomy is front and center in the latest issue of Time.

The magazine put the actress on its cover, with a story about how her decision will put "genetic testing in the spotlight." Time spokesperson Kerri Chyka told Poynter the photo was taken before her surgery in February.

"[When] a woman known for her powerfully iconic beauty announced that she had undergone an elective double mastectomy to reduce her genetically high risk of breast cancer, it was a cultural and medical earthquake — a revelation so arresting it became the subject of TIME’s newest cover story," wrote Time's Jeffrey Kluger.

Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed Tuesday that she had a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she had a mutated BRCA1 gene known to raise risks of breast and ovarian cancers. Jolie has been widely praised for the decision and for sharing the news publicly.

Below, see Time's cover image of Angelina Jolie.

PHOTO (via Poynter):
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