1. Paying Respect

    Pakistan Funds School for Malala Day

    Pakistani students carry placards with the photograph of child activist Malala Yousafzai during a protest against the assassination attempt by the Taliban on Malala in Lahore on October 16, 2012. In an attack which outraged the world, Malala was shot on a school bus in the former Taliban stronghold of the Swat valley last Tuesday as a punishment for campaigning for the right to an education. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI        (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot last month for working to support girls' education, is continuing to benefit education in her country even while she recovers in a British hospital. On Friday, Pakistan's president added his signature to a petition asking the government to pay stipends to needy families sending their children to school. The move comes just in time for Malala Day, declared by the government in support of Yousafzai's education campaign.

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