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Happy Malala Day!

07/12/2013 12:26 pm ET | Updated Sep 11, 2013

In a world sorely afflicted with political violence, one girl today stood tall.

In a world still torn by religious strife, one girl today stood tall.

In a world where men still rape and kill women, one girl today stood tall.

In a world where children are still denied the right to an education, one girl today stood tall.

In a world where injustice often prevails, one girl today stood tall.

In a world where oppression still exists, one girl today stood tall.

In a world spinning out of control, one girl today stood tall.

In a world where hope is often trampled, one girl today stood tall.

Her name is Malala Yousafzai, and today she stood taller than anyone in the world.

To all the girls in the world who want to realize their dreams, Happy Malala Day!