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TIME Magazine declares 2020 “the worst year ever.”

The new TIME cover shows 2020 with a big red “X” over it and will appear on the December 14 issue.

The lead article was written by Stephanie Zacharek with reporting by Julia Zorthian. It goes through the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide protests for racial justice, and the economic downturn.

“There have been worse years in U.S. history, and certainly worse years in world history, but most of us alive today have seen nothing like this one,” Zacharek wrote in TIME.

The latest release also mentions the deaths of prominent figures including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, among others.