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Time magazine named its person of the year this morning.
And this year's pick has had an influence on just about everything on every continent.
Goes to the protesters.
It's 111 we've seen demonstrators toppled dictator's waged bloody battles and even Occupy Wall Street and beyond.
Just look at some of the countries that it.
That have had major uprisings this year the first signs of unrest coming in Tunisia last December with a street -- said it himself on fire.
That would explode into the beginning of the Arab Spring and soon -- see full blown revolution it's like in Egypt and Libya.
The months of fighting in Libya ending with a dictator Moammar Gadhafi dead and of course.
We've been seeing people fed up here at home as well -- Occupy Wall Street movement that started months ago here in New York City.
Has now spread all across the country.
So the person of the year is the protests.
-- -- were correspondent Jonathan Hunt is here.
And all everybody's doesn't seem happy about this as is often the case with the person of the year yet as is often the case -- -- got happiness or unhappiness depends largely on your view of the protests.
If you disagree with the -- and actions of the protesters in the Arab world for instance.
All the protesters in Europe or Occupy Wall Street here in this country or even the -- it turned -- in -- over the weekend -- you're not happy to see the protesters.
On the front cover of time magazine but the editors of the magazine say.
This should not be seen as the prize.
More is a measure of influence listen.
What's important is that all of these people.
In their own way and in their own countries.
-- to change the conversation helped it helped to bring attention to that.
Causes independent in a way that we've not seen before immense forest.
North just ordinary people to pay attention to -- -- force that governments.
And their ruling elites to to reckon with -- Knew -- very serious way.
And the editors also say they simply wanted to -- to -- they certainly -- -- -- -- they did that very successful there there are others in the mix here though besides just the one person yet an interesting group of runners up among -- -- admiral William -- you may not have heard of him but he actually heads.
US special operations and therefore was the -- -- of the operation that took down Osama bin Laden.
The Chinese dissident I way way he spent 81 day he's in solitary confinement this you have -- for his protests over Chinese corruption.
Paul Ryan the Republican congressman -- described as the most influential politician in America by time magazine because of his budget plan.
And finally my personal favorite Kate Middleton -- TKT.
Finally getting her prince and bringing some blocks back to the dear old.
British -- found quite a mix there quite an -- thank you so much time magazine Jonathan is nice don't you don't speak for time.
I see you well stocks were.
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