The Obamas Meet with Malala Yousafzai

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President Barack Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and their 15-year-old daughter Malia Obama, met with 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the White House last week.

Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out in support of girls’ right to education.

The Obamas welcomed Yousafzai to the Oval Office “to thank her for her inspiring and passionate work on behalf of girls education in Pakistan,” according to a statement issued by the White House.

The statement added, “The United States joins with the Pakistani people and so many around the world to celebrate Malala’s courage and her determination to promote the right of all girls to attend school and realize their dreams.”