President Barack Obama has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2012.
This is Obama’s second time achieving the title; he first graced the cover in 2008.
The magazine editor, Richard Stengel said, “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.”
Here were the runner-ups:
Pakistan women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi
Physicist Fabiola Gianotti