Malala Collects Her Nobel

She and Kailash Satyarthi are awarded Nobel Peace Prize
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2014 6:55 AM CST
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Kailash Satyarthi, left, and Malala Yousafzai arrive at Save the Children (Redd Barna) peace prize festivities in Oslo on Dec. 10, 2014.   (AP Photo/NTB Scanpix, Hakon Mosvold Larsen)
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(Newser) – Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, officially making her, at 17, the youngest-ever recipient of the prize. The Pakistani education advocate and joint winner Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child-rights advocate, attended the award ceremony in Oslo today, and the Nobel committee noted the importance of a Muslim Pakistani and a Hindu Indian coming together in a "common struggle for education," the BBC reports. Before accepting the prize, Malala talked to the BBC about her future, noting, "If I can serve my country best through politics and through becoming a prime minister, then I would definitely choose that." (Read more Malala Yousafzai stories.)

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