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Ferguson Protesters Finalists for Time's Person of Year

By    |   Monday, 08 Dec 2014 11:40 AM

Apple CEO Tim Cook, singing sensation Taylor Swift and Russian President Vladimir Putin are all on the short list for Time magazine's Person of Year, the Huffington Post reports.

The eight top finalists, chosen by a group of editors, were announced by Time's Nancy Gibbs in a Monday appearance on NBC's "Today" show. Readers, however, may vote on a winner on Time's website, the Post said. The results will be announced Wednesday.

Among the most unusual nominations this year were the Ebola caregivers and protesters from Ferguson, Missouri, USA Today noted.

The Ferguson protesters received attention after they stepped out in anger to bring attention to the shooting death of black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. Brown's death has sparked anger and calls for social justice amid mass protests around the country, the Post noted.

Said Gibbs of their selection: They "launched a whole new conversation about race relations and the administration of justice in this country."

Other finalists included: Alibaba founder Jack Ma, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani.

Previous "Person of the Year" winners have included President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the Post said.

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