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She recovered from the gunshot wounds of her Taliban attack. She endured the scrutiny she faced when spreading the word about education for young girls. And she created the Vital Voices and Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization that trains women leaders.

VIDEO: RECOVERY! Malala Yousafzai Speaks On Malala Fund 

And now…she might be the recipient of the most coveted accolade in the world.

Malala Yousafzai, 15, is being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize after she was shot in the head by the Taliban while walking home from school.

A whopping 259 nominees were also submitted, which is a record for the award. 

“This year’s nominations come from all over the world … well-known names, well-known presidents and prime ministers and also lesser well-known names working in humanitarian projects, human rights activists,” said Norwegian Nobel Committee’s non-voting secretary Geir Lundestad, who announced the nomination numbers Monday. “In recent years, some of the Nobel Peace Prizes may have been controversial but they have added to the interest of the prize.”

PHOTO: Let Her Live! Taliban Still Going After 14-Year-Old Activist As She Recovers In Hospital 

The winner will be announced in October, and presented the honor on December 10.

We’re rooting for you Malala!


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