August 8, 2011
Nujood Ali, Yemen
Photograph by Stephanie Sinclair, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Nujood Ali was ten when she fled her abusive, much older husband and took a taxi to the courthouse in Sanaa, Yemen. The girl's courageous act—and the landmark legal battle that ensued—turned her into an international heroine for women's rights. Now divorced, she is back home with her family and attending school again.
See more pictures from the June 2011 feature story "Too Young to Wed."