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Malala Yousafzai, shot for supporting girls' education, heads back to school

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   March 19, 2013 at 3:01 PM   |   Comments

March 19 (UPI) -- After recovering from a gunshot to the head at a hospital in Birmingham, England, the girls' education activist whose story inspired people around the world finally returned to school Tuesday in the U.K.

"I think it is the happiest moment that I'm going back to school, this is what I dreamed, that all children should be able to go to school because it is their basic right," Malala Yousafzai told the BBC.

"I am so proud to wear the uniform because it proves I am a student and that I am living my life and learning."

Taliban militants shot Yousafzai on a Pakistani school bus last October. She is now a student at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham.

The Washington Post's David Beard summed it up best:


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