Time announces finalists for Person of the Year

December 9, 2013 9:35:48 AM PST
What does "twerking"-- a secret government surveillance program and the Vatican have in common? They represent some of the finalists for the time person of the year.

Among the top 10 being announced today are Pope Francis who became pontiff in March, Edward Snowden, the former national security agency contractor who leaked widespread government surveillance programs and Miley Cyrus whose "twerking" performance was one of the most talked about moments at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Last year, the magazine selected President Obama as the person of the year.