Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize.
The announcement, made this morning, came nearly two years to the day since Yousafzai was shot in the head by a masked gunman who targeted her on a school bus in Pakistan.
Yousafzai had penned an anonymous diary for BBC Urdu in 2009, detailing the conditions under Taliban rule in northwest Pakistan. A year later, she was the subject of a New York Times documentary, placing her in the spotlight and, tragically, putting her on the Taliban hit list.
Physicians removed a bullet from Yousafzai's head before she was flown the U.K. for more surgery. The 17-year now lives in Birmingham in the U.K.