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'Meanwhile' is a collaborative blog about all the crazy stuff on the Internet. Here, reporters from various Tribune desks tell you what you (almost) need to know about topics ranging from technology to YouTube sensations. Contributors: Jim Dalrymple, Vince Horiuchi, Michael McFall, Dave Newlin, Matt Piper, Brennan Smith, Erin Alberty. Edited by Sheena McFarland.

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Miley Cyrus was leading TIME Magazine's Person of the Year poll for 2013 but fell to third place on Tuesday.
Miley Cyrus: Person of the Year?

Let’s all take a knee and breathe for a moment.

Miley Cyrus is no longer leading TIME Magazine’s poll for the 2013 Person of the Year.

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As of Tuesday night, the twerking sensation had been booped by Egyptian defense minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

TIME had reported Monday that Cyrus was in the lead with 20.2 percent of the vote, besting el-Sisi’s 18.6 percent and Erdogan’s 18.3 percent, leading several to speculate that the end times may be near. Last week, as Cyrus began rising to prominence over such featherweights as Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis, she tweeted:

"It would be uhhhhmazig to be #timepoy smilerzzzz lets see if we can make it happennnnn"

(Sic.)

As of Tuesday, Cyrus had not given up the good fight, linking to her ballot page on TIME’s poll and urging her 15.8 million Twitter followers:

"click yes pllllease"

(Sic.)

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. today.

— Erin Alberty



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