'I want every girl, every child, to be educated.'

1. MALALA YOUSAFZAI, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head in October by the Pakistani Taliban after speaking out for women's education, in her first on-camera statement since the attack

'I am ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country's scientists.'

2. MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, Iranian President, suggesting he would volunteer to become his country's first astronaut; last month scientists in Tehran reportedly sent a monkey into space

'That's a direct question. I expect a direct answer.'

3. JOHN MCCAIN, Republican Senator, asking Defense Secretary nominee...

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