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<p>Actress Tilda Swinton.
REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

Actress Tilda Swinton. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Actress Tilda Swinton. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Hacker group Anonymous.  REUTERS/Paul Hanna </p>

Hacker group Anonymous. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Hacker group Anonymous. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

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<p>Ron Paul. 
REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Ron Paul. REUTERS/Jim Young

Ron Paul. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Comedian Louis C.K. 

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Comedian Louis C.K. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Comedian Louis C.K. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde. 

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino</p>

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>Singer Adele. 

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Singer Adele. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Singer Adele. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. 

REUTERS/KCNA </p>

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. REUTERS/KCNA

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<p>Wang Yang, Party Secretary of China's Guangdong Province. 

REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

Wang Yang, Party Secretary of China's Guangdong Province. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Wang Yang, Party Secretary of China's Guangdong Province. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Comedian Stephen Colbert. REUTERS/Jim Bourg </p>

Comedian Stephen Colbert. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Comedian Stephen Colbert. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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<p>Actress Kristen Wiig. 

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett </p>

Actress Kristen Wiig. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Actress Kristen Wiig. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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<p>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. 

REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has made Time magazine's latest list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. 


REUTERS/Adam Hunger </p>

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has made Time magazine's latest list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has made Time magazine's latest list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

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<p>Senator Marco Rubio. 
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

Senator Marco Rubio. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Senator Marco Rubio. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>Actress Jessica Chastain. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress Jessica Chastain. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Jessica Chastain. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts </p>

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. REUTERS/Abir Sultan/Pool </p>

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. REUTERS/Abir Sultan/Pool

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. REUTERS/Abir Sultan/Pool

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<p>Tennis star Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Ryan Pierse/Pool </p>

Tennis star Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Ryan Pierse/Pool

Tennis star Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Ryan Pierse/Pool

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<p>Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. REUTERS/Allison Joyce </p>

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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<p>Singer Rihanna.  REUTERS/Susana Vera</p>

Singer Rihanna. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Singer Rihanna. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>Singer Raphael Saadiq. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud </p>

Singer Raphael Saadiq. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

Singer Raphael Saadiq. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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<p>The Middleton sisters. 
REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton </p>

The Middleton sisters. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

The Middleton sisters. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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<p>Billionaire financier Warren Buffett. 
REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

Billionaire financier Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Billionaire financier Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. 

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino </p>

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Dave Kaup </p>

Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Mitt Romney. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

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<p>Others who made the list include Tim Tebow.

REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell </p>

Others who made the list include Tim Tebow. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

Others who made the list include Tim Tebow. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

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<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Actress Claire Danes. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress Claire Danes. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Claire Danes. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>TV host Matt Lauer. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

TV host Matt Lauer. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

TV host Matt Lauer. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>International Criminal Court deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. 

REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon </p>

International Criminal Court deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon

International Criminal Court deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon

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<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch </p>

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Soccer star Lionel Messi. REUTERS/Albert Gea </p>

Soccer star Lionel Messi. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Soccer star Lionel Messi. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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<p>China's Vice President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Umit Bektas </p>

China's Vice President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

China's Vice President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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<p>Sprint runner Oscar Pistorius. REUTERS/Max Rossi </p>

Sprint runner Oscar Pistorius. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Sprint runner Oscar Pistorius. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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<p>Comedienne Chelsea Handler. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Comedienne Chelsea Handler. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Comedienne Chelsea Handler. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Chef Rene Redzepi. 
REUTERS/Christian Charisius </p>

Chef Rene Redzepi. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

Chef Rene Redzepi. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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<p>Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Film producer Harvey Weinstein. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Film producer Harvey Weinstein. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Film producer Harvey Weinstein. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. REUTERS/leader.ir</p>

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. REUTERS/leader.ir

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. REUTERS/leader.ir

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<p>Chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. 

REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

Chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Internet pioneer and investor Marc Andreessen. 

REUTERS/Phil McCarten </p>

Internet pioneer and investor Marc Andreessen. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Internet pioneer and investor Marc Andreessen. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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<p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. REUTERS/Nathaniel Brooks/Pool </p>

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. REUTERS/Nathaniel Brooks/Pool

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. REUTERS/Nathaniel Brooks/Pool

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<p>LPGA champion Yani Tseng. REUTERS/Adam Fenster </p>

LPGA champion Yani Tseng. REUTERS/Adam Fenster

LPGA champion Yani Tseng. REUTERS/Adam Fenster

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<p>Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny. REUTERS/Anton Golubev </p>

Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny. REUTERS/Anton Golubev

Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny. REUTERS/Anton Golubev

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<p>Actress Viola Davis. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress Viola Davis. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Viola Davis. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Ennahda movement. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Ennahda movement. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia's Ennahda movement. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>British designer Sarah Burton. 
REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol </p>

British designer Sarah Burton. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

British designer Sarah Burton. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde </p>

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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<p>Economist and Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom. REUTERS/John Sommers II </p>

Economist and Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Economist and Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom. REUTERS/John Sommers II

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<p>Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. REUTERS/Athar Hussain </p>

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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<p>U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York Preet Bharara. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York Preet Bharara. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York Preet Bharara. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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