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Malala Yousafzai to pick up Nobel Peace Prize

Malala was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in her native Pakistan after campaigning for the right of girls to be educated. Credit: PA Wire

Teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who lives in Birmingham, will pick up her Nobel Peace Prize today in Norway.

17 year-old Malala, who won the award alongside Indian children's rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi, will become the youngest ever recipient of the prize.

Malala was 15 when she was shot by the Taliban in her home country, Pakistan, in response to her campaign for girls' education.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Birmingham, for treatment and has lived in Edgbaston ever since.

The uniform Malala wore when she was shot Credit: Twitter/@MalalaFund

The uniform Malala wore when she was shot will be put on display at the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition in Oslo, a display which features the lives of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

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 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.


Queen's invite fuels Nobel rumours for Malala

The news that Malala Yousafzai has been invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen has fuelled speculation she could be named winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Bookies are now offering odds of two-to-one that the youngster, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for her campaigning on girls' educational rights, will take home the prestigious award when it is announced on Friday.