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Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has officially opened the new Library of Birmingham.
The Pakistani teenager, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning girl's education in October 2012, said the library would "enlighten the future generations".
Built at a cost of £188 million, it is Europe's largest public library and one million physical books will be available to visitors.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to an education, has arrived to officially open the new Library of Birmingham.
The 16-year-old was treated for her injuries in Birmingham and her family has since settled in the city.
Europe's largest public library will be opened by a teenage girl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to an education.
Malala Yousafzai will open the £188 million Library of Birmingham in a special ceremony in the city's Centenary Square later today.
The 16-year-old said she was "honoured" to be opening the library in her adopted home town of Birmingham.
She continued: "There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.
"It is my dream that one day, great buildings like this one will exist in every corner of the world so every child can grow up with the opportunity to succeed."