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Shot Pakistani girl’s 
father happy for ‘miracle’

Published: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Laying in her hospital bed at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, England, Malala Yousufzai poses for a photograph Friday with her father Ziauddin (second right) and her two younger brothers Atal (right) and Khushal (center). The father of a 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban described his daughter's survival and recovery as miraculous, calling her shooting a turning point for Pakistan.

LONDON – The father of a 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban described his daughter’s survival and ongoing recovery as miraculous Friday, and said her shooting was a turning point for Pakistan.

Malala Yousufzai is recovering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where she was flown for treatment and protection from Taliban threats after she was shot Oct. 9 in northwestern Pakistan. Her father, Ziauddin, along with her mother and two brothers were reunited with her Thursday night after flying to the U.K.

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