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2012: President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing

2012: President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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2011: The protester - representing multiple global movements including the Arab Spring, Occupy movement, Tea Party movement, Indignants Movement and others. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

2011: The protester - representing multiple global movements including the Arab Spring, Occupy movement, Tea Party movement, Indignants Movement and others. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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2010: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

2010: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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2009: Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

2009: Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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2008: President-elect Barack Obama REUTERS/Shephard Fairey/TIME/Handout

2008: President-elect Barack Obama REUTERS/Shephard Fairey/TIME/Handout

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2007: Russian President Vladimir Putin REUTERS/RIA-Novosti/Pool

2007: Russian President Vladimir Putin REUTERS/RIA-Novosti/Pool

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2006: You. Time chose 'you' as 2006's Person of the Year to highlight the rise in the sharing of online content. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

2006: You. Time chose 'you' as 2006's Person of the Year to highlight the rise in the sharing of online content. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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2005: The Good Samaritans. Represented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates. REUTERS/Gregory Heisler for Time/Handout

2005: The Good Samaritans. Represented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates. REUTERS/Gregory Heisler for Time/Handout

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2004: President George W. Bush REUTERS/Eric Draper/The White House/Handout

2004: President George W. Bush REUTERS/Eric Draper/The White House/Handout

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2003: The American Soldier REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

2003: The American Soldier REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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2002. The Whistleblowers. Represented by Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom; Coleen Rowley, FBI; and Sherron Watkins, Enron (pictured). REUTERS/Win McNamee

2002. The Whistleblowers. Represented by Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom; Coleen Rowley, FBI; and Sherron Watkins, Enron (pictured). REUTERS/Win McNamee

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2001: New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani REUTERS/Pool

2001: New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani REUTERS/Pool

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2000: President-elect George W. Bush REUTERS/Handout

2000: President-elect George W. Bush REUTERS/Handout

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1999: Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos REUTERS/Handout

1999: Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos REUTERS/Handout

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1998: President Bill Clinton and independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr REUTERS/Handout

1998: President Bill Clinton and independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr REUTERS/Handout

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1997: Intel CEO Andy Grove REUTERS/Handout

1997: Intel CEO Andy Grove REUTERS/Handout

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1996: AIDS researcher David Ho REUTERS/Bobby Yip

1996: AIDS researcher David Ho REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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1995: Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich REUTERS/Mark Avery

1995: Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich REUTERS/Mark Avery

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1994: Pope John Paul II REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

1994: Pope John Paul II REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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1990: President George H. W. Bush REUTERS/Gary Cameron

1990: President George H. W. Bush REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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1989: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev REUTERS/File

1989: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev REUTERS/File

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1988: The Endangered Earth REUTERS/NASA/Handout

1988: The Endangered Earth REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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1987: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev REUTERS/File

1987: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev REUTERS/File

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1986: Philippine President Corazon Aquino REUTERS/File

1986: Philippine President Corazon Aquino REUTERS/File

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1984: Peter Ueberroth, organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles REUTERS/Larry Downing

1984: Peter Ueberroth, organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles REUTERS/Larry Downing

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1983: President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Yuri Andropov (not pictured) REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

1983: President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Yuri Andropov (not pictured) REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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1981: Solidarity founding leader Lech Walesa REUTERS/Forum/Erazm Ciolek

1981: Solidarity founding leader Lech Walesa REUTERS/Forum/Erazm Ciolek

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1980: President-elect Ronald Reagan REUTERS/File

1980: President-elect Ronald Reagan REUTERS/File

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1979: Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini REUTERS/File

1979: Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini REUTERS/File

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