The cover of Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" issue. For the second time, Time Magazine has named Barack Obama "Person of the Year." "For finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union, Barack Obama is TIME’s 2012 Person of the Year."
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TIME Person of the Year 2012: President Barack Obama - photo: Nadav Kander for TIME
Behind the Cover: TIME’s Person of the Year 2012 - LightBox
2008: Barack Obama A look at Time magazine's Person of the Year covers over the past decade reveals an eclectic mix reflecting the temper of the times: Choices have ranged from presidents to whistleblowers to "You." In 2008, Time's editors chose the man who had just won a historic election: Barack Obama.