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BBC - Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, is Time 'Person of the Year'

Time Magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its "Person of the Year".

The magazine cited her role in Europe's crises over migration and Greek debt. It also mentioned Russia's intervention in Ukraine in its decision.

Ms Merkel has provided "steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply", editor Nancy Gibbs wrote.

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named runner-up.

Third place went to candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump.

Ms Merkel joins an eclectic list of former winners, including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mahatma Ghandi, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon.

Last year's award went to medics fighting the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35048796