05/05/2011 01:03 pm ET Updated Jul 05, 2011

How Newsweek's Bin Laden Cover Got Made

The next morning, Monday, I woke up a little groggy to a message in my inbox titled "Newsweek / Urgent / portrait commission", and wish I hadn't stayed up so late the night before. The magazine was going to publish a Special Issue on the historic event and they needed the portrait the next day.

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