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Donald Trump And ISIS Leader On TIME Person Of The Year 2015 Shortlist

Donald Trump will face the leader of the so-called Islamic State in consideration for TIME Magazine's Person of the Year.

The prestigious award announced its 2015 shortlist on Monday, revealing an eclectic list of politicians, business people, and activists.

Among them Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Abu Bakr Albaghdadi and Donald Trump

But the award may well become 'People of the Year' as activists involved in the Black Lives Matter campaign are considered for their work campaigning for race equality.

Television star Caitlyn Jenner and Travis Kalanick, the CEO of minicab hailing app Uber, complete the list.

Activists from Black Lives Matter campaign at a rally

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of Isis, is considered for the award on account of his role in inspiring followers "to both fight in his self-declared caliphate of Iraq and Syria, and also stage attacks in countries like Tunisia and France."

The winner of the award will adorn the special issue of TIME magazine, and will be announced on Wednesday morning in the U.S.

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