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Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala'

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Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for advocating education for girls. Today she's the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls' education -- and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.

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Malala Yousafzai addresses students and faculty after receiving the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University, on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies. Today she's the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls' education -- and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.

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A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies. Today she's the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls' education -- and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize later this week. Her memoir "I Am Malala" was Published around the world on Tuesday.
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    • Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for advocating education for girls. Today she’s the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls’ education — and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.
    • Malala Yousafzai addresses students and faculty after receiving the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University, on the school’s campus in Cambridge, Mass. A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and “Twilight” movies. Today she’s the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls’ education — and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.
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