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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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.

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.

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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.

Malala receives International Children's Peace Prize 2013

Malala receives International Children's Peace Prize 2013 Credit: Utrecht Robin/ABACA/Press Association Images
Malala receives International Children's Peace Prize 2013, seen with Nobel Peace price winner Tawakkol Karman Credit: Utrecht Robin/ABACA/Press Association Images
Malala receives International Children's Peace Prize 2013 Credit: Utrecht Robin/ABACA/Press Association Images

The teenager, who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan and was treated in Birmingham, picked up the award at The Hague in the Netherlands. She campaigns for education for girls.

Malala to open new Birmingham Library

Inspirational youngster Malala Yousafzai is officially opening the new Birmingham Library.

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, is opening the new Birmingham Library
Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, is opening the new Birmingham Library Credit: Niall Carson/PA

The Pakistani schoolgirl was treated at Birmingham Children's Hospital after an attempted assassination attempt by the Taliban, who shot her in the head for her work campaigning for education for girls in the country.

She has since become an ambassador for education, and in July she spoke to a UN conference calling for worldwide access to education.

Malala Yousafzai to open Birmingham library tomorrow

The Library of Birmingham has announced that Malala Yousafzai will be the special guest at the official opening tomorrow.

The Pakistani teenager was shot by the Taliban for championing the right of girls to an education.

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