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  1. Time Magazine Taps Pontiff as Person of the Year

    Pundits may have argued for Edward Snowden as the face of 2013, with the global impact of his trove of leaked U.S. government documents. But the Time editors selected Pope Francis, who has relaxed some church attitudes on homosexuality and women leaders and refocused attention on poverty. Also on the short list: Bashar al-Assad and Miley Cyrus. For those who disagree with the final choice, just remember: It could have been worse. 

    Sources: Washington Post, New Yorker, The Guardian

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