17 and Queen of the World

Elizabeth III. Teenage ignorance can pay off. When taking on an enemy like the Taliban its an advantage to be completely oblivious to the threat at hand. No matter how great the cause, being young and stupid is greater when facing all time bandits like the women hating Taliban.

The award inspire girls all over the world to fight for their right. -If I knew I could get shot in the face, get a facial and the Nobel Prize, I would have done it first, says one of her school friends.

-I'm telling you, there's going to be lots of girls in the running next year. I'm sure getting one before she gets another. There won't be space left for the boys.

Photo Claude TRUONG-NGOC