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Malala Leaves Hospital, Will Live in U.K.

This photo made available by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England shows Malala Yousufzai saying goodbye as she is discharged from the hospital to continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary home in the area, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. the teenage Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education has been released from the hospital after impressing doctors with her strength. Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham officials said Friday 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai will be treated as an outpatient before being readmitted for further cranial re-constructive surgery at the end of the month or in early February.

Hey, it’s Friday, and here’s some good news: 15-year-old Pakistani girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai has left the Birmingham hospital where she was being treated for head wounds sustained during a Taliban assassination attempt in October, the Guardian reports. She has to go back later this month or early next month for cranial reconstructive surgery, but at least she’s out of harm’s way. Following a promise from the Taliban to continue targeting Yousafzai for her promotion of secularism, her father was given a diplomatic post at Pakistan’s consulate in Birmingham that will allow her family to stay in the U.K. for up to five years. While we’re on the topic, check out these old-but-still-precious get-well cards for Malala at Rookie.

Photo: Queen Elizabeth Hospital/AP

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