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Malala Portrait Goes On Display In London


Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shown here after receiving the International Children's Peace Prize in The Hague (file photo)

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shown here after receiving the International Children's Peace Prize in The Hague (file photo)

A portrait of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai will go on display on September 11 at Britain's National Portrait Gallery in London.

The portrait shows Malala doing her homework and was painted by British artist Jonathan Yeo. The portrait will later be auctioned for Malala's charity fund, which promotes girls' rights to education.

Malala, 16, was shot in the head by the Taliban in her native Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan in October 2012. She was flown to Britain for treatment, and currently lives there with her family.

Malala last week received the 100,000 euro ($130,000) International Children's Peace Prize. The money is to be invested in girls education projects in Pakistan.

Based on reporting by the BBC
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