Singer Beyoncé has shown her support for the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban after promoting women's education rights.
In a message to Malala Yousafzai on Instagram Beyoncé wrote:
"Your bravery and perseverance has touched the world. You are the true definition of a Survivor [sic]. All my love and respect."
Malala now lives in Birmingham after being treated in the city. On her 16th birthday on Friday she gave a speech to the UN calling on education for all people.
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