Sunday, October 13, 2013

Photo of the Week

The First Family meets human rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai (center) in the White House Oval Office.  Malala, who is just 16, is the survivor of a vicious attack by a Pakistani Taliban gunner who objected to her wanting to attend school.  She has become the international symbol of rights for women of all ages, has spoken to the U.N., and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous fight for women's education and human rights.  Characteristically outspoken, she also urged the President to stop drone strikes because they were alienating innocent civilians in Pakistan.

(White House photo by Pete Souza)

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