Malala Yousafzai portrait goes on display in London

BY newsdesk  September 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST

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Britain’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled a painting of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani youth advocate for girls’ education, that will go on display in London on Wednesday. The young advocate gained worldwide fame last year after she was shot by Taliban gunmen.

The artist, Jonathan Yeo, said he had tried to capture a sense of “power and wisdom yet vulnerability and youth” in the portrait.


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Earlier this year, Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations advocating for universal mandatory education around the world.