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TIME Announces Its Person of the Year

TIME Announces Its Person of the Year

TIME magazine has announced 2011’s "Person of the Year." This year’s winner? The Protester. The magazine touts the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring protesters and the protesters in Greece as the motivation behind the choice …

From the Huffington Post:

"The protester" has been named Time’s Person of the Year.

The magazine unveiled the choice on Wednesday morning. Managing editor Richard Stengel also revealed the decision on the "Today" show. Stengel said that finalists included Kate Middleton, Admiral William McRaven and Congressman Paul Ryan.

Steve Jobs and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords did not make the short listbecause they appeared elsewhere in the magazine. "It’s not a lifetimeachievement award," Stengel said of the award.

Time has bestowed the famous distinction on one person (or group ofpeople, or, in the case of such choices as "The Earth" and "You," anidea) every year since 1927. Last year’s choice

was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The cover of the magazine mentions protesters from all over theworld, ranging from the masses who fueled the Arab spring to theanarchists in Greece to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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