Portraits of Influence: Faces of the 2012 TIME 100

Marco Grob for TIME
Marco Grob for TIME
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, photographed in his home in New York City.

From media magnates and shapewear superstars to a humanoid robot and the President of the United States, LightBox presents portraits of subjects in this year’s TIME 100 issue. For our annual list of the most influential people of the year, TIME commissioned the images in this gallery.

Read more about these newsmakers — and 77 others — in the TIME 100.

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