Malala ‘Getting Better’

    This photo made available by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England shows Malala Yousufzai saying goodbye as she is discharged from the hospital to continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary home in the area, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. the teenage Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education has been released from the hospital after impressing doctors with her strength. Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham officials said Friday 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai will be treated as an outpatient before being readmitted for further cranial re-constructive surgery at the end of the month or in early February. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham)

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    Only hours after having surgery to have her skull reconstructed and hearing restored, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai released an optimistic video statement. Though her upper lip was stiff, the young Pakistani spoke clearly, saying that she was “getting better, day by day.” Malala was shot by the Taliban in October for being outspoken on girls’ education and “Western thinking.”

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