Portrait of Malala Yousafzai sells for £49,000

The latest on the sale of a portrait of Birmingham schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in her native Pakistan.

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Portrait of Malala to be auctioned for charity

A painting of Malala Yousafzai displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in London will be auctioned off next month, with a starting price of almost £36,000.

The painting of Malala will be sold next month Credit: Jonathan Yeo

Auctioneers Christies will put the painting by Jonathan Yeo on the block, with all money raised going to Malala Fund - set up to to support the Birmingham schoolgirl's fight for the right to education.

The painting is expected to fetch between $60,000 (£35,727) and $80,000 (£47,636) at the auction, which will be held on May 14.

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