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TIME magazine's 2014 Person of the Year: Ebola Fighters

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 (AP) Time magazine says Ebola fighters have won its 2014 Person of the Year award.

The winner was announced Wednesday. Pope Francis was last year's winner.

In an article on the Time website, Editor Nancy Gibbs praises Ebola fighters from around the world who worked side by side with local doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teams. She cites their "tireless acts of courage and mercy." She says, "The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight."

The other finalists were: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Jack Ma, Masoud Barzani and Ferguson protesters.

The magazine's annual tradition goes back to 1927.




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