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Friday marks second annual International Day of The Girl

Friday, October 11, 2013
Pakistani student Farah Muneeb from Islamabads slums sits with fellow students at a makeshift school set up by a volunteer in a park in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012.

Pakistani student Farah Muneeb from Islamabad's slums sits with fellow students at a makeshift school set up by a volunteer in a park in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012. The UN has declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. Girls face double discrimination due to their gender and age, and are the most marginalized and discriminated group across the globe.(AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Friday marks the second annual International Day of the Girl.

It's a day to recognize the power of education and its ability to improve the quality of learning for all children.

A new documentary called "Girl Rising," chronicles the stories of nine girls striving to overcome obstacles just for a chance to become educated.

Two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 International Day of The Girl.

This year's theme is innovation through education.

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