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February 8, 2013

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban receives award

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

In a statement released by the memorial, Yousufzai said he and his daughter are grateful to have been chosen to receive the Reflections of Hope Award.

“Many thousands of people from around the world have reached out to our family to express their support and love, and it is extremely touching to know that the people of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum are among them,” he said.

The memorial is located on the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which was destroyed by a truck bomb in a domestic terrorism attack. Timothy McVeigh was convicted on federal murder charges for the deadly bombing and was executed in 2001.

The Oklahoma City bombing was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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