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Malala Yousafzai: The Face Of Resistance To The Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old from Pakistan’s Swat district, was known for her blog denouncing Taliban atrocities and advocating for girls’ education. On October 9, a gunman opened fire on her school minibus as Yousafzai and classmates rode home from school, seriously wounding her. As Yousafzai recovers in a hospital, activists, religious leaders, students, and teachers across Pakistan are rallying to support her and condemn the attack.

A photo of Malala Yousafzai taken in Islamabad in March 2012
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A photo of Malala Yousafzai taken in Islamabad in March 2012

Army doctors treat Malala at a military hospital, where she underwent surgery to remove a bullet.
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Army doctors treat Malala at a military hospital, where she underwent surgery to remove a bullet.

 A girl holds a photograph of Malala during a rally in Karachi.
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 A girl holds a photograph of Malala during a rally in Karachi.

Islamist activists in Lahore carry photographs of Malala during a protest against the assassination attempt.
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Islamist activists in Lahore carry photographs of Malala during a protest against the assassination attempt.

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