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Time Person of the Year

Time Person of the Year - The embattled WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has been overwhelmingly chosen as the Time magazine's "Person of the Year".

Assange, who on Tuesday succeeded in securing a bail from a British court where he appeared in connection with a case of sexual misconduct, topped the list through an online poll that garnered thousands of responses on its website.

Time Person of the Year

The 39-year-old Australian whistleblower secured 3.82 lakh votes, while US President Barack Obama finished sixth with just 27,478 votes. He received 1.48 lakh votes more than Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Ergodan, who stood second with a score of 2.33 lakh. Pop star Lady Gaga was third with 1.46 lakh votes.

Assange, who has earned the wrath of the US for leaking a huge cache of secret diplomatic documents, has been imprisoned for a week after he gave himself up to Scotland Yard in London following two Swedish women's charges.

Time Person of the Year

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