Person Of The Year 2011 In Brief

'We got him.' --President Obama after the U.S. mission that killed Osama bin Laden / 'They had to know.' --Bernie Madoff, describing victims of his Ponzi scheme / 'I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available.' --actor Charlie Sheen / 'The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal- consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short.' --Standard & Poor's / 'My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.' --investor Warren Buffett / 'This is my country ... I will die on its soil.' --former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak...

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