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Malala meets Britain's Queen

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 01:03

Oct. 18 - Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai meets Queen Elizabeth II where she shares her views on girls' education and presents her book ''I Am Malala.'' Gavino Garay reports.

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Malala Yousafzai meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London, and presented the queen with her book "I am Malala." Last year, the young Pakistani activist was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out about girls' education. (SOUNDBITE) PAKISTANI TEENAGE ACTIVIST, MALALA YOUSAFZAI, SAYING: "Today is Friday and I had to miss my school because I was meeting the Queen. And it's such an honor for me to be here now in Buckingham Palace, and it was really an honor to meet the Queen." The sixteen-year-old has said she wants to pursue a future in politics in Pakistan, but also seeks to promote higher education globally. (SOUNDBITE) PAKISTANI TEENAGE ACTIVIST, MALALA YOUSAFZAI, SAYING: "Because I also wanted to raise the issue of girls not being educated on a higher platform, so that the government in every country can take action for it." During her visit, Malala also attended a reception with the Queen, featuring a performance by a children's choir and orchestra.

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Malala meets Britain's Queen

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 01:03