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Is this why Barack Obama is Time's Person of the Year?

He might be President of the United States but he can’t resist Spider-Man’s web.

APPARENTLY THIS PIC was taken in October. It was just tweeted today by the US President’s official account. Is it possible it was the image that tipped him over the Time line?

Obama named TIME’s Person of the Year>

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