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Portrait of campaigner Malala Yousafzai unveiled

A new portrait of schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai is to go on show at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The painting shows the teenager, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education rights in her native Pakistan, doing her homework.

Jonathan Yeo's portrait of Malala Yousafzai. Credit: Jonathan Yeo /PA Wire

The work is part of an exhibition of work by Jonathan Yeo and will be eventually be sold off, with the money going to a fund set up by Malala to campaign for girls' right to education.

She said: "I am honoured that the National Portrait Gallery should wish to hang my picture and touched that Jonathan asked to paint me. I think that he has really captured me in the image.

"Jonathan has been extremely kind in donating the portrait to The Malala Fund and it is wonderful to know that many children will ultimately be able to benefit from the money raised from its sale."

The exhibition opens at the central London gallery on Thursday and runs until January 5.