Pakistani Girl Airlifted to Britain

    Pakistani female activists of Islamic Minhaj-ul-Quran Party pray for the early recovery of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, in Islamabad on October 13, 2012.  A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban remained on a ventilator in hospital Saturday, as people continued to pray for her recovery, the military said.   AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI        (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Teenager Malala Yousafzai was airlifted to Britain on Monday to receive “prolonged treatment” one week after being shot in the head by the Taliban. Pakistani doctors decided to send Yousafzai abroad for care because of the extent of her injuries and the length of time her recovery may take. She was transported out of the country aboard a special air ambulance that arrived in Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates. Doctors said they decided to transport her Monday “during this time window whilst her condition was optimal and before any unforeseen complication had set in.”

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