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Even though Kim Jong-un seemed like a shoe-in for Time's Person Of The Year 2012, having accumulated more online votes than anyone by far, the magazine announced today that Barack Obama had won the coveted title instead.

Barack Obama is TIME's 2012 Person of the Year | ti.me/VQVajw#POY2012

— TIME.com (@TIME) December 19, 2012

The historic portrait of President Obama by Nadav Kander was made Dec. 12 at the White House. @timetwitter.com/patrickwitty/s…

— Patrick Witty (@patrickwitty) December 19, 2012

Kim Jong-un was very fair-play about the decision...

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Time, Shmime... More importantly, Kim Jong-un was voted 2012 Sexiest Man Alive by the satire news website the Onion. There, there, Kim, we've made you a special cover:

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And anyway, the North Korean leader has more awesome things to do with his time:


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Welcome to Tuesday, where North Korea reportedly fires a missile over Japan for the first time in five years, Ukrainian President Zelensky signs a decree vowing to never negotiate with Russia while Putin is in power, and a lottery win raises eyebrows in the Philippines. Meanwhile, Argentine daily Clarin looks at how the translation of a Bible in an indigenous language in Chile has sparked a debate over the links between language, colonialism and cultural imposition.

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