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Time names Obama 'Person of the year', the second time

Last updated on: December 19, 2012 21:08 IST

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United States President Barack Obama has been named Time Magazine's 2012 Person of the Year, with the US publication calling him the 'Architect of New America'.

This is second time in four years that Obama has been named person of the year by the publication. He had received the title in 2008.

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Image: United States President Barack Obama
Photographs: Courtesy: Time magazine

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Coming closely behind Obama is young Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, who is recuperating in a British hospital after being shot by the Taliban in October in Pakistan for speaking out about girls' right to education.

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Image: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai reads a book as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in this undated handout photograph
Photographs: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham/Handout/Reuters

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Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohammad Mursi also found a place among the runners up.

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Image: Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi casts his vote during a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution at a polling station in Cairo
Photographs: Reuters

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Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton for their global humanitarian and political activism also found their names in the list.

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Image: Former US President Bill Clinton kisses his wife, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as he introduces her before her speech at the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 in New York
Photographs: Samrang Pring/Reuters

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Another surprise addition to the list is Higgs Boson, popularly known as the 'God Particle', along with the three scientists who discovered it -- Peter Higgs, Robert Brout and Francois Englert.


Image: British physicist Peter Higgs gestures during a press conference at CERN
Photographs: Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters

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