2007: Vladimir Putin
In what was expected to by his final year as Russia's President, Time picked Vladimir Putin as Person of the Year. Above: Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles on a bank of the Khemchik River in the Tuva region of Siberia on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007. When he flexes Russia's diplomatic and military muscle, President Vladimir Putin always makes headlines. (AP Photo/ RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)
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