Time Magazine 2011 “Person of the Year” is “The Protester” (Photo)

By on Dec 14, 2011 in Lifestyle, World Comments

Updated: December 19, 2012 11:00 p.m.

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Time Magazine named “The Protester” as the 2011 “Person of the Year”, as shown in the photo of the magazine cover below, as announced on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

2011 Person of the Year
Image Credit: Time.com

As noted at US new sites that day, the selection was announced on NBC’s “The Today Show” in which the unusual choice represented various events of protests in various parts of the world.

For the past 84 years, Time Magazine usually picks an individual, or group of people that made headlines worldwide just like last year when Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was chosen as “Person of the Year“.

“There was a lot of consensus among our people. It felt right.” Time Magazine managing editor Rick Stengel was quoted telling to ‘Today‘ anchors Matt Lauer and Ann Curryas, showing them the magazine’s cover.

Interestingly, the weekly magazine cover depicted a photo of a protester, whose face covered except for the eyes, with the tagline saying, “from the Arab springs to Athens, from Occupy Wall Street to Moscow“.

Apparently, some reports said that among the 34 personalities that could possibly be chosen as 2011 “Person of the Year” include the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, among others.

Meanwhile, Time Magazine revealed on their official website the names of the runners-up for this year’s “Person of the Year” including Kate Middleton, Paul Ryan, and Admiral William H. McRaven, who led the SEAL Team 6 mission that brought down Osama bin Laden back in May.

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