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Malala To Meet Queen Elizabeth In Buckingham Palace


Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani education activist shot in the head by the Taliban, is due to meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth at a reception in Buckingham Palace on October 18 in London.

It's the latest honor for Malala, who won this year's Sakharov Prize for human rights from the European Parliament and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

On October 12, she met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, where she was praised for her "inspiring and passionate work" for education for Pakistani girls.

Malala was shot and almost killed as she traveled to school in her native Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan in October 2012.

The Taliban says she has done nothing to deserve the awards she has been receiving and vowed to try to kill her again.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters
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