As the eagle-eyed Ace of Spades observed last Friday, TIME publishes four different editions around the world. Besides the one here, there's one for Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific.
Readers outside the United States got the cover on the left with Russia's President and a headline reading "The World According To Vladimir Putin."
Above the headline, the text read, "America’s weak and waffling, Russia’s rich and resurgent–and its leader doesn’t care what anybody thinks of him."
Meanwhile, here in America, readers got the cover on the right with a football player and the headline "It's Time To Pay College Athletes."
I guess the folks at TIME felt it would be too much for Americans to handle their President having his lunch eaten by Russia's President.