Every afternoon, the editorial and art staffs of Foreign Policy gather together to select which stories we'll highlight online the next day. It's a time to flag the biggest breaking stories and, sometimes, to have a bit of fun. Here are 48 of the best covers and headlines from the more than 500 we featured in an extraordinary year.
Above: When it was revealed that the 79 Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden took along a single dog, we couldn't resist finding an action shot of a geared-up combat canine. As for the headline, there were a lot of choices (Four Legs, One Mission…), but we ended up keeping it simple.