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  • Who do you think should have been named TIME magazine's 2013 Person of the Year?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Syrian President Bashar Assad
    0 votes
    Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos
    2 votes
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz
    8 votes
    Miley Cyrus
    3 votes
    Pope Francis (actual winner)
    48 votes
    President Barack Obama
    4 votes
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
    0 votes
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
    0 votes
    NSA leaker Edward Snowden
    5 votes
    Gay rights activist Edith Windsor
    1 vote

Pope Francis is TIME Person of the Year

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RICHMOND (WRIC)—Pope Francis has been named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2013.

On Monday morning, TIME magazine Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs announced the top ten contenders for the publication's annual Person of the Year title. The winner was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The finalists for 2013 were, in alphabetical order: Syrian President Bashar Assad, Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Pope Francis, President Barack Obama, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, NSA leaker Edward Snowden and gay rights activist Edith Windsor.

Snowden was chosen as runner-up.

TIME chose its first "Man of the Year" in 1927. Now dubbed "Person of the Year," the award goes to the individual the magazine's editors feel most influenced the year's news, for better or for worse.

President Obama won the title in 2008 and 2012, and is the only person among last year's finalists to be a 2013 contender. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only person to have been named Person of the Year three times.


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