President Obama Is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year' : The Two-Way Others on the "short list" included Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Do you agree with Time's choice or would you have chosen someone else?
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President Obama Is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year'

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President Obama on Election Night in Chicago.
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Writing that "after four of the most challenging years in the nation's history, his chance to leave office as a great president who was able to face crises and build a new majority coalition remains within reach," Time magazine has named President Obama its "person of the year."

The others on Time's "short list" were:

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot and critically wounded because she has spoken out against the Taliban's campaign to stop girls from being educated.

Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Fabiola Gianotti, one of the head scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.