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Nobel Prize laureate, Malala, celebrates Oxford graduation covered in cake


The celebrated activist Malala Yousafzai has completed her degree at the University of Oxford.
The 22-year-old posted a photo of herself covered in colourful squares and what looks like cream cake in a celebratory post early this morning.
The youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate also shared a snap of her and her family posing with balloons and a large cake which reads: “Happy graduation Malala.”
She wrote: “Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford.
“I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep.”
Like many students this year Malala has graduated in unusual circumstances, reports the
Universities across the country have closed to students and non-essential staff, meaning exams could not go ahead as usual.
The typically raucous celebrations expected after an intense exam season have also not been able to go ahead, with graduates like Malala having to toast their successes at home instead.
The human rights activist came to the world’s attention when she was 12 and a blog she had written about life as a girl in Taliban-controlled Swat Valley caught the eye of journalist Adam B. Ellick.
The subsequent New York Times documentary gave Malala a platform to speak about the suppression of girls’ education in the region.
Eight years ago a Taliban gunman attempted to assassinate her for her activism, plunging the then 14-year-old into a critical condition with a bullet to the head.
She was transferred to a hospital in Birmingham, UK where she recovered before setting up a life in the country.
Malala co-authored the best-selling book ‘I am Malala’ in 2013 and jointly won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi.
Hundreds of people flocked to wish the young woman well upon news of her graduation from Lady Margaret Hall.
Astronaut and former USA national rugby player Anne McClain wrote: “Congratulations on your graduation @Malala! For so many, higher education is the start of great things.
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“For you, great things preceded it and I can only imagine the even greater ones to follow. The world is lucky to have you on it.”

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