Malala Yousafzai

On Oct. 9, Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old student and education activist from Pakistan, was shot in the head and neck while on her way home from school in an assassination attempt by the Taliban. She is currently recovering in a hospital in the United Kingdom. Her story has received international attention, with some supporting a petition to nominate her for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was also nominated for Time magazine's Person of the Year 2012.
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