Top 10 Malala moments of 2013

ITV News looks back at a phenomenal year for Malala Yousafzai on the first anniversary of her discharge from hospital.

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Malala hopes to be Prime Minister of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai has expressed her desire to become her country's prime minister.

16-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai said she had previously wanted to be a doctor, but has changed her mind. Credit: Press Association

The 16-year-old Pakistani girl made her comments in an interview with CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour. Asked if she wanted to be a doctor or a politician, she said she had initially wanted to be a doctor, but had learned she could help people more as prime minister. She said:

"I can spend much of the budget on education."

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Malala Yousafzai in line for Nobel Peace Prize

The Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban for her campaigning work is in line for another major honour.

Malala Yousafzai is the favourite to walk away with the Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced today.

Malala Yousafzai is the favourite to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai is the favourite to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Credit: Niall Carson/PA

If she wins, she will join the likes of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, and the European Union itself, who have all won the coveted prize in the past.

Anniversary of Malala Yousafzai assassination attempt

Malala Yousafzai now lives and attends school in Birmingham
Malala Yousafzai now lives and attends school in Birmingham Credit: Utrecht Robin/ABACA/Press Association Images

Today marks the first anniversary of the Taliban assassination attempt on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan.

The 16-year-old was shot in the head on a school bus in Pakistan after she started a campaign for girls' education.

Malala recovered in Birmingham, and has since won a legion of admirers as a symbol of world peace.

Read more: Malala's memoirs published.

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Queen invites Malala Yousafzai to Buckingham Palace

The Queen has invited the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot by the Taliban to visit her in Buckingham Palace.

The Queen has reportedly been impressed by Malala's bravery
The Queen has reportedly been impressed by Malala's bravery Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

She was reportedly impressed by Malala Yousufzai's bravery and has taken a keen interest in her recovery at a Birmingham hospital.

She has been invited to a reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth, being hosted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on October 18.

The Queen even phoned Pakistan's high commissioner to the UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, to ask about her state of health, the Sunday Times reports.

Malala Yousafzai has reportedly been invited to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace
Malala Yousafzai has reportedly been invited to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Malala's book, which includes her first full account of her attack almost exactly a year ago, is being published on Tuesday. A Palace spokeswoman said:

"We understand that Malala Yousafzai will be attending the Commonwealth Universities and Education Reception at Buckingham Palace."

Malala wins award for defending woman's rights

Malala wins award for defending woman's rights Credit: Vital Voices Handout

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for defending women's rights, has been presented with an award for her work, set up in memory of a murdered journalist and human rights activist.

Called the Anna Politkovskaya Award, it honours her courage in speaking out on behalf of girls across the world.

It has previously been awarded to Marie Colvin who died covering the war in Syria.

Malala said: “[Anna Politkovskaya] spoke out about causes, which other people dared not speak about. She was brave and an inspiration. I am extremely proud to have been chosen to receive an award, which bears Anna’s name and hope that I may be as brave as she was."

Malala Yousafzai honoured at Harvard University

Malala Yousafzai has been honoured as Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year
Malala Yousafzai has been honoured as Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year Credit: Twitter/@Harvard

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan after campaigning for women's education, has accepted the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University.

Malala, 16, was treated at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital in Birmingham after being shot in the head in October last year.

She now lives in Birmingham.

Malala Yousafzai joins forces with former PM

Malala at the opening of the Library of Birmingham last week Credit: ITV News Central

Malala Yousafzai has joined forces with former prime minister Gordon Brown to help launch a campaign to find 300,000 school places for Syrian children forced to flee to Lebanon.

They have joined up with the education charity A World at School to support a £320 million three-year plan to provide emergency education and food for displaced children in Lebanese schools.

16-year-old Malala now lives in Birmingham after she was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education rights in Pakistan.

Last week she opened the new Library of Birmingham.

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