Time magazine's famous 'Person of the Year' title has been given to the people who have been helping fight the Ebola crisis this year.
The accolade, which has been handed out since 1928, recognises the person or people whose actions has had the greatest impact that year.
The magazine today released multiple covers to celebrate the issue, which will be on sale on Friday.
They feature Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly, Dr Jerry Brown, nurse and survivor Salome Karwah, MSF volunteer health promoter Ella Watson-Stryker, and Foday Galla, an ambulance driver who survived the disease.
"It’s an incredible honour," Brantly, the first American to be affected with the virus, told NBC's Today show.
"Those who paid the highest price for their service are themselves West Africans. It’s an honour for me to be considered as a part of that group."
Explaining the choice, Time's managing editor Nancy Gibbs wrote in an article in the magazine: "Anyone willing to treat Ebola victims ran the risk of becoming one."
"The global health system is nowhere close to strong enough to keep us safe from infectious disease," she added. "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, the Ebola fighters are Time's 2014 Person of the Year.
Last year Pope Francis was awarded the honour, for his shake-up of the Catholic church, while President Barack Obama took the title in 2012.
In 2011 the magazine recognised "The Protester" in a year when the Arab Spring and Occupy movements dominated the news agenda.
This year's finalists included Ferguson protesters, who have rallied against the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a police officer in August.
Time's 'Person of the Year' 2014 runners-up:
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Alibaba founder Jack Ma
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani
Pop singer Taylor Swift
Ferguson, Missouri protesters