TIME magazine’s end-of-year rollout is well underway, and as such, today the 2014 Person of the Year was unveiled. Announced earlier in the week, the eight contenders were NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, president of the Iraqi Kurdish region Masoud Barzani, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Jack Ma, founder of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, Taylor Swift, Vladimir Putin, as well as the Ebola caregivers and the Ferguson protestors. TIME readers selected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their choice in an online poll, while the magazine itself chose to present the title with the “Ebola fighters.”

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