Malala Day pays tribute to young activist for education and girls' empowerment

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Malala Day Youth Assembly

Youth representatives from around the world are at the United Nations on Friday to celebrate the birthday of a young woman whose bravery and integrity have inspired people everywhere.

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education, turned 16 amid applause from her peers, her family and senior UN officials.

Gordon Brown, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, said it's a miracle she made it this far.

Dianne Penn reports.

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