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Julian Assange, Barack Obama, Lady Gaga for TIME's 2010 Person of the Year

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may have compromised international diplomatic ties for the U.S. with a 250,000 cache but TIME magazine has tapped him for the 2010 Person of the Year. TIME left the Person of the Year spot open to voters and so far over 80,000 have cast Assange for the spot.

Among the list of contenders for the 2010 Person of the Year are: American t.v. and radio host Larry King, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the Chilean Miners, President Barack Obama, Tea Partier Sarah Palin, FOX commentator Glenn Beck, pop recording artist Lady Gaga, BP's former CEO Tony Hayward, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the Unemployed American, NBA player LeBron James, Turkish politician and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, American novelist Jonathan Franzen, and several others.

For more: TIME

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