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
Malala Collects Her Nobel
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)

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." (More Malala Yousafzai stories.)

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