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'The Ebola fighters' honored by Time as person of the year

Time's Person of the Year is people: The men and women who helped fight Ebola in 2014

Time magazine, as is its yearly tradition, has named a person of the year, and this year it chose multiple persons: those who are helping to fight the spread of Ebola around the world.

"The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving," Time's editor wrote.

Nina Pham, an American nurse from Dallas who caught the disease after treating the man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola on American soil, said she was proud to be a part of Time's coverage.

Here are some highlights from this year's L.A. Times Ebola coverage:

The Times has been tracking the key events in the spread of Ebola in the U.S. and around the world.

Here's how U.S. cases changed the thinking about how deadly Ebola really has to be.

The Times' Robyn Dixon reported from Liberia on the terrible toll Ebola has taken on the children who are left behind.

As talk about drugs used to fight Ebola increased, and a controversy about who gets to use them swirled, The Times' Monte Morin wrote about the San Diego firm that manufactures one such promising drug.

And you can find all of our Ebola coverage right here.

It's not the first time Time has chosen to honor a group rather than an individual: The Protester, the Peacemakers and the Good Samaritans, among others, have been chosen in past years.

The other 2014 finalists for Time's Person of the Year were Roger Goodell, Taylor Swift, the Ferguson protesters, Vladimir Putin, Jack Ma, Tim Cook and Masoud Barzani.

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