Pakistani girl, 16, survivor of Taliban, visits U.S.

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 9:26 p.m. CDT

NEW YORK – A 16-year-old Pakistani girl who almost one year ago was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education told an audience in New York that one day she hopes to be her country's prime minister.

Malala Yousafzai spoke Thursday before an audience at the 92nd Street Y. Her speech came on the eve of the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize, for which she is a top contender.

In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Malala said she is not afraid to die in the pursuit of education for all. The interview will air Sunday.

Malala was awarded Europe's top human rights award just hours before her New York interview. She says she would be honored to win the Nobel Prize but is far from accomplishing the change she hopes for.

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