Lena Dunham, Malala Time Icons

    FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl who was shot at close range in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the hospital. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban, is writing a memoir. Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson said Thursday March 28, 2013 it will release "I am Malala" in Britain this fall. Little, Brown will publish it in the United States.A Taliban gunman shot Malala on Oct. 9, while she was on her way home from school in northwestern Pakistan. (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital, File)

    Malala Yousufzai on March 28 in Birmingham, England. (Queen Elizabeth Hospital/AP)

    Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the year is out, and the cast of inspiring characters ranges from athletes like underdog basketball superstar Jeremy Lin and religious quarterback Tim Tebow, to trend makers such as Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James and Rihanna, to a wide variety of leaders: Barack Obama, Wayne LaPierre, Kim Jong-un. Women swept this year’s Icon category, with Pakistani education activist and Malala Yousafzai, Girls creator Lena Dunham, and former representative Gabrielle Giffords receiving the title.

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