Pak girl who took Taliban bullet walks out of hospital

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Yousufzai has already been leaving the hospital on a regular basis on "home leave" in recent weeks to spend time with her parents and younger brothers, who have a temporary home in central England, Rosser said.

The inspiring tale of malala yousufzai

January 2009

The Taliban, hoping to enforce a ban on girls' education, orders all private schools closed in Swat Valley where Malala lives. Malala subsequently writes a diary about the harrowing experience for the BBC's Urdu site.

May 2009

The Taliban seizes complete control of the Swat Valley, and begins to freely patrol the city of Mingora. Dozens die and thousands flee. A peace deal between the Pakistani government and the Taliban collapses. Later, the Taliban is routed from the area, but pockets of militants remain, and they force their harsh rules on citizens.

November 2011

Malala, who continued to speak out on behalf of all Pakistani girls, is awarded the country's first National Peace Prize for Youth, with a $10,500 award.

April 2012

Malala, now in the eighth grade, speaks with the website Think Twice Pakistan about a possible career in politics. "My purpose is to serve humanity, fight for their rights," she says.

October 9, 2012

On her way home from school, Malala is shot in the head when Taliban gunmen pull over her school bus and ask for her by name. She is rushed to a hospital, and then later transferred to another facility in Peshawar for emergency surgery. The Taliban claim responsibility, and promises "to finish this chapter" because of Malala's ongoing "obscenity."

October 10, 2012

Doctors successfully remove a bullet lodged near Malala's spine. Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik obtains a passport for the young girl, and the head of PIA, the national airline, offers to pay all expenses for Malala to be flown anywhere in the world for treatment should she need it.

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