Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’, is a masked demonstrator – THE PROTESTER. Shepard Fairey created the TIME Magazine Person of the Year Cover for ‘The Protester’, which seemed like a worthy candidate for a year worth of reporting. From the Arab Spring and Athens to Occupy Wall Street and the more recent rallies in Moscow, protesters have redefined “people power”, said the cover page.

Other finalists this year included Admiral William McRaven, the commander of the US Navy SEALs raid that killed terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden. He was followed by dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who was at the centre of an international outcry over his detention by Chinese authorities. US Republican congressman Paul Ryan came next, and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton completed the list.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was the 2010 Time ‘Person of the Year’, while other recent winners have included US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, US president Barack Obama, U2′s Bono, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. In 2006, Time chose “You” as the ‘Person of the Year’ to reflect the growing importance of social media.

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