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Malala weeps at sight of bloodied school uniform at the Nobel Peace Center
The blood stained school uniform of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is seen as a visitor listens an interview at the exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo on December 9, 2014. At 17-years old, the Pakistani known everywhere as Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize she is sharing with the Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has fought for 35 years to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour. Their pairing has the extra symbolism of linking neighbouring countries that have been in conflict for decades. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN.


OSLO (AFP).- Pakistan's teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears Thursday at the sight of the bloodied school uniform she was wearing the day the Taliban shot her.

The uniform is on display in an exhibition dedicated to the 17-year-old education campaigner and her fellow 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, India's Kailash Satyarthi, which the activists jointly inaugurated in Oslo. 

While touring the exhibition Malala came across the clothes she was wearing when the Taliban shot her in the head in Pakistan's Swat valley in October 2012 for insisting girls had a right to an education.

The normally composed teen, who nearly died of her injuries but went on to make a stunning recovery after surgery in England, broke down at the sight of her bloodstained scarf, jacket and trousers, which were displayed in a glass case.

Satyarthi, 60, attempted to comfort the girl he said he considered like a "daughter" with a hug and a kiss on the head.

"You are so brave, you are so brave," he was quoted by the Norwegian news agency NTB as saying.

On Wednesday, Malala became the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Satyarthi shared the prize for his 35-year battle to free thousands of Indian children from virtual slave labour.

This is the first time Malala's uniform is being shown in public.




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