During her trip to Washington this week, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai met President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia Obama in the Oval Office. The White House/Getty Images hide caption

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Malala Yousafzai, 16, speaks in New York last month. Yousafzai was shot a year ago by the Taliban for her outspoken advocacy in favor of girls' education in Pakistan. She is considered one of the favorites for the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images hide caption

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Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban, attends a conversation with the United Nations Secretary General Ban-ki Moon and other youth delegates. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Malala Press Office/AP hide caption

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Malala Yousafzai in a video released Monday. Storyful hide caption

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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. Masroor /Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Demonstrators in Islamabad at a protest earlier this week about Malala Yousafzai's shooting. Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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