The saying goes, "Out with the old; in with the new." Stepping into a new year has always been symbolic of putting the regretful past behind and embracing fresh hope.
New Year's Eve is always a bittersweet celebration, as the human heart reluctantly releases yesterday's memories and looks toward tomorrow's dreams.
The end of the year is also a time of resolutions, year in reviews, and persons of the year. TIME magazine covers have displayed a Man or Person of the Year for more than half a century. Although the selection is at times dubious, the honor is not.