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IPS_Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize gives hope to Pakistan’s children3
Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize gives hope to Pakistan’s children

For girls living in northern Pakistan’s sprawling tribal regions, the struggle for education began long before that fateful day when members of the Taliban shot a 15-year-old schoolgirl in the head. Still, the news that Malala Yousafzai – a former re...

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