In pictures: Sharjah ruler opens 'Investing in The Future' conference

Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, ruler of the Sharjah and Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan delivers a speech during a conference entitled 'Investing in The Future: Building the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region
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Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, ruler of the Sharjah emirate, delivers a speech during a conference entitled 'Investing in The Future: Building the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region on October 19, 2016, in Sharjah. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, delivers a speech during a conference entitled 'Investing in The Future: Building the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region on October 19, 2016, in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan delivers a speech during a conference entitled 'Investing in The Future: Building the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region on October 19, 2016, in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani, also known as Bibi Gul, delivers a speech during a conference entitled 'Investing in The Future: Building the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region on October 19, 2016, in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, delivers a speech during a conference entitled 'Investing in The Future: Building the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region on October 19, 2016, in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)