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Malala's apparent nod to possible Hillary run draws smiles

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousufzai received one of this year's prestigious Clinton Global Citizens Awards during a ceremony in New York Wednesday night - and amused those in attendance with an apparent reference to the possible presidential aspirations of Hillary Clinton.

She got the Leadership in Civil Society award.

The sixteen-year-old who was shot by the Taliban last year for her outspoken support of girls' education later co-founded the Malala Fund to continue advocating for universal access to education.

At the Clinton Foundation ceremony, she urged leaders to focus on education to resolve the world's problems, and touched on issues ranging from child labor and poverty to inequality and injustice among women from Afghanistan to Syria.

"Women are not even accepted as human beings, they are treated with injustice and inequality. Women are denied, they are neglected even in the developed countries, where they are not given the opportunities to move forward and be what they want.

"Even in America, even in America, people are waiting for a woman president," she said, smiling slightly, after receiving the award.

The remark drew loud cheers and applause, and many in the audience were seen smiling, including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who smiled broadly. Clinton is seen by many as likely to again seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. She lost her bid to Barack Obama in 2008.

Malala is the youngest person ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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