Time Magazine has chosen President Barack Obama as its 2012 Person of the Year.
"There are many reasons for this, but the biggest by far are the nation's changing demographics and Obama's unique ability to capitalize on them," the Time Magazine article said. "When his name is on the ballot, the next America - a younger, more diverse America - turns out at the polls."
Obama was also named Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2008, after winning his first election.
This time, Obama edged out four finalists: Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' right to go to school; Apple CEO Tim Cook; Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi; and physicist Fabiola Gianotti, who helped discover the Higgs Boson "God particle" that gives other fundamental particles their mass.
Via Time Magazine
Posted 8:40am PST.