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There are really just two possible choices for person of the year. I want to say Pope Francis, but I've got to go with Edward Snowden.

Time Magazine's Person of the Year: The People's Pope

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According to the managing editor of Time magazine, Pope Francis was chosen to grace the cover of its 2013 Person of the Year issue because he "changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way." But perhaps his most significant contribution this year has been his condemnation of greed and materialism.

Time's Person of the Year: The Protester

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For “once again becoming a maker of history” two sleepy decades after political soothsayer Francis Fukuyama declared Western liberalism the end point in the evolution of human society, Time magazine named "The Protester" 2011’s Person of the Year. For “once again becoming a maker of history,” Time magazine named "The Protester" 2011’s Person of the Year.

Time Magazine Reveals Completely Unsurprising Award Choice
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Here's a news bite that could have written itself a few weeks, if not months, ago: Barack Obama is Time's 2008 Person of the Year. Even the magazine's editorial staff members knew that the choice would hardly shock anyone, but they allowed themselves to be swept along by the tides of history -- or perhaps inevitability.

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