TIME has named the 2011 Person of the Year and it’s no surprise: The Protester. Highly inclusive, it covers Occupy Wall Street, the 99 Percent, Tahrir Square and the rest of the Arab Spring and actions in Europe and across the globe.
Four runners up:
William McRaven (Head of Joint Special Operations Command and commander of the SEAL Osama operation)
Ai Weiwei (the Chinese artist-dissident)
Paul Ryan (the House Budget Committee Chair)
Kate Middleton (you know who she is)
Would this have been your choice?