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Who Do You Think Should Be Person of The Year?

Time Magazine's pick of Russian President Vladimir Putin as "Person of the Year" was not everyone's choice.

Now's your opportunity to tell us what you think. CNBC thinks it should've been the American homeowner, but you can take our poll and let us know if you agree with Time's choice, our pick or if you would've named someone else.

Time unveiled its decision on NBC's Today Show. CNBC also is a unit of General Electric's NBC Universal. Time is a unit of Time Warner .

In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Richard Stengel, Time's managing editor, explained the magazine's decision.

"We live in a serious time and Vladimir Putin has performed a colossal feat of leadership in taking a country that was a basically basketcase a few years ago and bringing it back to the table of power and the table of nations," he said.

Others who were in the running included Nobel Prize-winner Al Gore and author J.K. Rowling.

This year's honor was a return to the magazine's tradition of picking an individual rather than last year's choice of anyone creating or using content on the Internet.

Bono, President George W. Bush and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos are among the former winners.

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