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20 Years of Time's Person of the Year

A look back at 20 years of Time's Person of the Year.

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    Pope Francis (2013)
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    President Barack Obama (2012)
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    The Protester -- Representing many global protest movements -- for example, the Arab Spring, the Indignants Movement, Tea Party movement and Occupy Movement -- as well as protests in Greece, India, Russia and Chile. (2011)
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    Mark Zuckerberg -- founder of Facebook. (2010)
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    Ben Bernanke -- Chairman of the Federal Reserve. (2009)
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    President Barack Obama (2008)
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    Vladimir Putin -- President of Russia from 2000 to 2008 (2007)
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    YOU -- Represented by the individual content creator on the World Wide Web.(2006)
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    The Good Samaritans -- Represented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates (pictured). (2005)
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    President George W. Bush (2004)
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    The American Soldier -- Representing U.S. forces around the world - especially in the Iraq War. (2003)
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    The Whistleblower -- Represented by Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley (FBI) and Sherron Watkins, pictured, (Enron). (2002)
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    Rudy Giuliani -- Mayor of New York City at the time of the September 11 attacks in 2001. (2001)
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    President George W. Bush (2000)
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    Jeff Bezos -- Founder and CEO of Amazon.com (1999)
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    Ken Starr (pictured) and President Bill Clinton -- Starr, a lawyer investigating various figures within the Clinton administration, published his Starr Report in 1998, opening the door for the impeachment of Bill Clinton.(1998)
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    Andrew Grove -- former chairman and CEO of Intel. (1997)
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    David Ho -- A scientist who pioneered AIDS and HIV research. (1996)
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    Newt Gingrich -- Leader of the "Republican Revolution" - a successful Republican party election landslide. Gingrich was elected Speaker of the House as a result. (1995)
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    Pope John Paul II (1994)
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    The Peacemakers -- Represented by Yasser Arafat, F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela (pictured), and Yitzhak Rabin. (1993)