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Girl power: Friends shot with Malala share her joy

/ 11:50 PM December 09, 2014
Joint-Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai attends a press conference with Kailash Satyarthi in Oslo, Norway, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. AP

Joint-Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai attends a press conference with Kailash Satyarthi in Oslo, Norway, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. AP

OSLO, Norway — Malala Yousafszai wasn’t alone when she was shot by the Taliban for having the temerity to demand an education.

Two other girls were also attacked that day in Pakistan and Malala hasn’t forgotten them. She brought her friends with her to Oslo, Norway, so they can share her joy as she receives the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Shazia Ramazan, 16, and Kainat Riaz, 17, hugged their friend and posed for pictures with her Tuesday before telling reporters that all three are bound together in what they called “Mission Malala” — joining with people around the world to make sure that young girls get a chance to study.

Riaz said “when you are educated, you are able to do everything. If you are not educated, you can’t do anything.”

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