This week, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai met with some of the girls who escaped Boko Haram's captivity. The Islamic extremist group gained attention in April when it kidnapped more than 200 girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria. Many girls are still missing. Olamikan Gbemiga/AP hide caption

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Nigeria's chief of defense staff Air Marshal Alex S. Badeh speaks during a demonstration in Abuja calling for the rescue of girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok. Badeh says the government knows where the girls are — but that a rescue attempt would endanger their lives. Gbenga Olamikan/AP hide caption

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference after attending the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Hagel confirmed that the U.S. was using drones to search for 270 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. Mandel Ngan/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators call for the release of girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria, during a demonstration in Lagos on Monday. A woman has said her daughter is in a video released by Boko Haram, the group that took the girls last month. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The effort to find hundreds of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls has gone international — and so has anger over the mass kidnapping, as evidenced by this protest Thursday in South Africa. Retired Gen. Carter Ham says there's still a chance for the U.S. to help. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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A "wanted" poster for Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in Baga village in northeastern Nigeria, the region where the radical Islamist group is based. Tim Cocks/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Nigerian women in Lagos on Monday demand that the government do more to rescue the teenage girls who were kidnapped three weeks ago by a radical Islamist group in the northeastern part of the country. The government says it does not know where the girls are being held or what condition they are in. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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