Nobel peace prize nominee Malala Yousafzai goes back to school

Malala Yousafzai, who became a role model for young girls everywhere, returned to school for the first time since October 2012 when she was shot in the head by the Taliban for demanding an education
  • Malala Yousafzai attends Edgbaston High School for girls in Edgbaston, England. The 15-year-old said she had “achieved her dream” and was looking forward to meeting new friends at the school in Birmingham, where she is now living. AFP
  • Malala Yousufzai with her father Ziauddin. The youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in history, Malala is known for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, Pakistan. Reuters
  • Malala waves as she is discharged from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in central England on 3 January 2013 where she was admitted for her treatment following the attack on her by the Taliban. AFP
  • Supporters of Malala burn candles during a ceremony to mark “Malala Day” in Karachi on 10 November 2012. On the day a special UN petition was launched using the slogan “I am Malala” to promote education worldwide. AFP
  • Hospital staff assist Malala at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital in the Swat Valley on 9 October 2012, the day she was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban. Reuters
  • Malala has been since nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and has won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize. Reuters