Time magazine has selected the pope as the Person of the Year from its annual list of the world’s biggest newsmakers. Here are the 10 finalists for 2013.
Person of the Year: Pope FrancisIn February, Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world with his decision to resign, making him the first pope to do so in more than 600 years. Then in March, another historic moment came to the Catholic Church when Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, who has since taken the name Pope Francis, was elected — breaking a long line of European popes. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.