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TIME Person of the Year 2016

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This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer. 

Creating debate since 1927

TIME’s Person of the Year is the magazines most famous feature and has been an annual issue since 1927. From presidents to protesters, astronauts to activists, each selection reflects the person — or idea — who has most influenced the news and our world in the past year, for good or ill.

Controversy and debate often arise from the Person of the Year announcement, and it is always eagerly anticipated and receives worldwide coverage from other media outlets, including other newspapers, web sites and television networks. This year TIME's Person of the Year will be announced in December.

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