TIME Magazine has released a list of 100 individuals it says are the "most influential" people in the world. These men and women come from many countries. They are government leaders, activists, artists and celebrities.
The list includes U.S. President Barack Obama, Cuban leader Raúl Castro and Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Nancy Gibbs is the managing editor of TIME magazine. She says she want people to understand that just because people have power does not mean they have influence.
"Power's reach is limited to those you can control. Influence's reach is boundless when any great idea, any cause, or cure or creation can be shared instantly and globally from the palm of your hand."
Nigerian activist Obiageli Ezekwesili is on the list. She leads the "Bring Back Our Girls" movement. She believes being on the list will help in finding the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped last year by the militant group Boko Haram.
"It certainly helps to keep the world constantly reminded that the girls are not yet back. A year ago, nearly everyone around the world knew that 219 young women had been abducted by savages. Suddenly, the whole world sort of moved on to other matters. With this attention on their matter, the whole world can galvanize itself again toward their rescue."
TIME magazine put Abubakar Shekau on its list of "most influential" people. He is the leader of Boko Haram, which recently said it is allied with the Islamic State group.
Others on the list are fighting for social justice. They include those who fight for transgender equality -- protecting individuals who believe that their sex at birth is in conflict with their true gender. The list also includes those who work to empower females and defend poor people.
Bryan Stevenson created the Equal Justice Initiative. He fights racial discrimination and speaks up in support of prisoners in the United States. He says famous people have a responsibility to talk about important issues.
"There's no question that the history of this country has been shaped by artists and entertainers and celebrities who took a stand on important social justice issues, and I think this generation needs to do the same."
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1.celebrities n. 名人（celebrity的复数）；名誉
In 1944, at the age of 30, Hersey suddenly became a celebrity.
2.abduct vt. 绑架；诱拐；使外展
He was on his way to the airport when his car was held up and he was abducted by four gunmen.
3.galvanize vt. 镀锌；通电；刺激
The aid appeal has galvanized the country's business community.
4.transgender n. 跨性别；跨性别者
Karen said she is a transgender—a man who wants to be a woman and is attracted to women.
1.They include those who fight for transgender equality -- protecting individuals who believe that their sex at birth is in conflict with their true gender.
in conflict with 与…冲突(或相矛盾)，与…不一致
Your statement is in conflict with the rest of the evidence.
Employees already are in conflict with management over job cuts.
2.There's no question that the history of this country has been shaped by artists and entertainers and celebrities who took a stand on important social justice issues,
take a stand 表态；采取立场，表示立场
They took a stand against the hunting.
She took a stand for my suggestion in public but against it in private.
“这当然能帮助不断地提醒全世界，这些女孩们还没有回来。一年前，全世界几乎每个人都知道有219名女孩被野蛮人绑走 。突然，全世界似乎转向关注其他事情，经过这次提醒，全世界可以重新激发起来救助她们 。”