Time magazine names Joe Biden and Kamala Harris person of the year

Source : 112 Ukraine

Photo of both politicians appeared on the cover of the magazine
21:29, 11 December 2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine’s person (persons) of the year for 2020.

The Democratic pair beat three other finalists: chief US infectious disease specialist Dr Anthony Fauci, the racial justice movement, and President Donald Trump, who lost the White House race.

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Time has been choosing the year's most influential person since 1927.

In 2016, Donald Trump, then also president-elect, received the same recognition from the magazine.

Last year’s winner was climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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As we reported earier, the Time magazine has declared 2020 the worst year ever. This was stayed on the cover of the issue that was shown on Twitter account.

Film critic Stephanie Zacharek, in a cover story, said that there were more difficult years in US history, but almost no one living now has experienced anything like the coronavirus pandemic.

“My job as a film critic is to look at movies and tease out their connections both to the greater world and to our lives. If 2020 were a dystopian movie, you’d probably turn it off after 20 minutes. This year wasn’t doomily thrilling, like a fictional apocalypse. It was, in addition to being wrought with pain, maddeningly mundane, the routine of the everyday turned against us," says Zakharek.

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