Pakistan rallies in support of Malala

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It was the shot heard ’round the world. Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousufzai remains in critical but stable condition after an assassination attempt last week.

If the crowds are any indication, something big is going on in Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Karachi, Pakistan today to support Malala.

A banner as long as 20 football fields filled with well-wishes and anti-Taliban sentiments.

If there is one silver lining in all this, it’s that the Pakistani people are fed up.

The teen who championed for girls’ rights to go to school was, ironically, shot in the head while coming home from school last week. Doctors say she is making slow and steady progress and even moved her limbs over the weekend.

But doctors are hesitant to put a percentage on her survival. And if she does survive, she has another major hurdle: the Taliban has owned up to this cowardly act, and has vowed to finish the job.

The Pakistani government has launched an investigation and is trying to hunt down Malala’s shooter.

One thing’s for sure: the whole world is watching and holding its breath.