1. International Symbol

    Malala Wanted for Peace Prize

    A photograph of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, is seen during a candlelight vigil by Nepalese students  to express their support for her in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Yousufzai was shot along with two classmates by a Taliban gunman while they were on their way home from school on Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Niranjan Shrestha / AP Photo

    While Malala Yousafzai continues to recuperate from gunshot wounds in a British hospital, over 87,000 people from around the world have been at work, nominating the young Pakistani activist for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yousafzai, 15, became internationally known when she was shot by members of the Taliban for arguing for equal education for girls in Pakistan. “A Nobel Peace Prize for Malala will send a clear message that the world is watching and will support those who stand up for the right of girls to get an education,” said one of the British campaigners petitioning to award Yousafzai.

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