Obama named Time’s person of the year for 2012

Dec 19, 2012

New York: President Barack Obama has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2012.

The selection was announced on Wednesday on NBC's Today show.

The short list for the honor included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls' education.

AP

It also included Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.

Obama also received the honor in 2008, when he was President-elect.

Last year, The Protester got the honor.

Time's Person of the Year is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year, for good or for ill. Previous winners have included Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Bono and President George W Bush.

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