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One of the first questions we're asked when we publish our annual European Heroes special issue is, How did you decide who's a hero? It's not an easy question to answer, since there are almost as many types of heroism as there are heroes. There are, for example, those who devote much of their adult lives to a single cause; people like Geneviève Jurgensen, who's campaigned for decades against drunk and reckless driving in France. Then there's the spontaneous heroism of ordinary folks responding to extraordinary circumstances; those like tube driver Jeff Porter, who helped rescue his passengers after the July...

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