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Malala yousufzai shot pakistan 20121009

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A 14-year-old rights activist and another girl were shot and injured while leaving school. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility.
Malala yousufzai shot pakistan 20121009

In this picture taken on March 25, 2010, Pakistani girls walk to school in Mingora, the capital of Swat Valley. A year after Pakistan launched a major operation to evict the Taliban from Swat Valley, markets are bustling and girls are back at school, but the root causes of the conflict still fester. For two years the Taliban paralysed much of the valley by promoting a repressive brand of Islamic law, opposing secular girls' education and beheading opponents until the government ordered in thousands of troops.