Hail to the Chief
TIME's nomination of Barack Obama as Person of the Year was a fitting tribute to a man who achieved the impossible in the land of the free by transcending barriers of race, religion and region to take the mantle of leadership in a country that once again can inspire the rest of the world [Dec. 29]. TIME's presentation of pictures and features on Obama makes him simply the most celebrated man in our time.
K. Chidanand Kumar,
Bangalore, India

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