Women of the Year 2012

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Malala Yousafzai

20091026;OR;News;A1 -- Malala Yousafzai, a 12-year-old girl living in Mingora in Pakistan's Swat Valley (Credit Image: © The Toronto Star/ZUMA Press)

"Malala Yousafazai was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban because she was an outspoken and fearless advocate of educating girls. The 15-year-old is recovering in a British hospital, and has become an international symbol of the obstacles many girls face just to go to school." –Mona Gable, Feminism Editor

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