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Pakistani Malala Yousafzai painting displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London

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The painting shows the 16-year-old, shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education rights in her native Pakistan, doing her homework after starting at Edgbaston High School for Girls.

It is part of an exhibition of work at the National Portrait Gallery in London by Jonathan Yeo.

The schoolgirl became the focus of global attention after she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen last year. The story of Malala Yousafzai Girls defy the Taliban in Pakistan.

Malala was 15 when gunmen jumped onto her school bus and shouted her name, scaring other girls into identifying her, in the attack in Pakistan´s Swat Valley.

The Taliban´s actions sparked massive protests in Pakistan and condemnation worldwide.

Since recovering from brain surgery in Britain, Malala has continued her high-profile efforts to improve access to education for everyone.

Last week, a Dutch foundation honored Yousafzai with the Children’s Peace Prize for her work promoting education for girls in her homeland.

She celebrated her 16th birthday at the United Nations in New York, where she delivered an emotional plea for all children to have the right to go to school.

The work will eventually be sold off, with the money going to The Malala Fund to campaign for girls’ rights to education.

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