Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, attends her first day of school on Tuesday just weeks after being released from the hospital.
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March 19, 2013 Malala described her return to school as her "happiest moment." After her shooting, Malala became a global hero and was nominated for the the Nobel Peace prize.
Malala Yousafzai in a video released Monday.
February 4, 2013 Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan last October because she had been speaking out about its attempts to block Pakistani girls from going to school. Now the teenager is in England, where she continues to recover from her injuries. Her "Malala Fund" aims to help girls get educated.
January 4, 2013 Three months after being shot in the head because she had been speaking out against efforts to bar girls from going to school, the Pakistani girl is well enough to leave the U.K. hospital where she's been treated. She still faces more surgery, however.
In November, Pakistani students in Karachi participated in a "Malala Day" to show support for the girl who was shot when she spoke out against the Taliban.
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January 2, 2013 The Pakistani teenager was shot by a Taliban gunman because she criticized efforts to stop her and other girls from going to school. Taken to the U.K. for treatment, she'll stay there now that her father has been given a diplomatic job.
Demonstrators in Islamabad at a protest earlier this week about Malala Yousafzai's shooting.
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October 19, 2012 The 15-year-old Pakistani girl who spoke out against the Taliban and was shot in the head by one of its gunman for her bravery, is "comfortable and stable," say doctors at the U.K. hospital where she's being treated.
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October 12, 2012 After being airlifted to a military hospital, Malala was listed in "satisfactory" condition.
The front page of today's The News, in Karachi, Pakistan.
October 10, 2012 The Pakistian Taliban says Malala Yousufzai, 15, was shot because she had advocated for the education of girls and had blogged about the cruelty she had seen. The attack on her has angered many Pakistanis.
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Malala Yousufzai on a stretcher as she was being taken to a hospital earlier today in Mingora, Pakistan.
October 9, 2012 Malala Yousufzai kept a diary and detailed the Taliban's actions. After it was featured on the BBC, she became a national figure. Now, the Taliban say they're behind her wounding and that they'll try again to kill her if given the chance.
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