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Malala painting to hang in UK Portrait gallery

Associated Press
Sep 12, 2013 at 08:52am IST

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London: A painting of Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is going on display alongside British luminaries at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The portrait by artist Jonathan Yeo shows the teenager doing her homework. It was painted months after Yousafzai, then 15, was shot by the Taliban as she traveled to school in northwest Pakistan in October 2012.

She was treated in England, where she still lives.

Malala painting to hang in UK Portrait gallery

The portrait by artist Jonathan Yeo shows the teenager doing her homework.

Yeo said he had tried to capture a sense of "power and wisdom yet vulnerability and youth" in the portrait.

Starting Wednesday, it will hang among Yeo's portraits of celebrities including artist Damien Hirst and actor Kevin Spacey at the gallery.

Once the exhibition ends in January, the painting will be sold to aid the Malala Fund, which campaigns for girls' education.

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