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Bush Named 'Person of Year' by US News Magazine <i>Time</i>

The U.S. newsmagazine Time has named President Bush its "Person of the Year."

The magazine's editors annually choose the single individual they believe has had the greatest impact during the past year - whether for good or bad.

The magazine says it chose the president "for sharpening the debate until the choices bled, for reframing reality to match his design, for gambling his fortunes - and ours - on his faith in the power of leadership." It is the second time Mr. Bush has been chosen.

Starting in 1927, the distinction has gone to a varied list of figures, from German dictator Adolph Hitler to the Indian proponent of peace, Mohatma Gandhi.

Last year, Time cited "the American soldier."

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.