Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

This image provided by Time Magazine, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, announces the Ebola fighters as its Person of The Year for 2014. The title, according to the magazine, goes to an individual or group who has had the biggest impact on the news over the course of the previous year. The issue carries five covers, and here, shows Dr. Jerry Brown, the Liberian surgeon who turned his hospital's chapel into the country's first Ebola treatment center. (AP Photo/Time Magazine)

NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine says Ebola fighters have won its 2014 Person of the Year award.

The winner was announced Wednesday. Pope Francis was last year’s winner.

In an article on the Time website, Editor Nancy Gibbs praises Ebola fighters from around the world who worked side by side with local doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teams.

She cites their “tireless acts of courage and mercy.” She says, “The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight.”

 

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