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J&K: Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah clicks a picture during a public rally organised to celebrate two years of his government's rule, at Anantnag, about 55 kms from Srinagar.

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Tourists enjoy shikara rides in the partially frozen Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Security personnel patrol a street during a high alert in Srinagar a day after a Station House Officer (SHO) and his bodyguard were seriously injured in an attack by militants, in Srinagar.

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A boatman breaks ice with the paddle in the partially frozen Dal Lake in Srinagar. The lake water was frozen partially as the cold wave continues in the Valley.

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Security personnel patrol a street during a high alert in Srinagar a day after a Police Station House Officer and his bodyguard were seriously injured in an attack by militants.

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Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah and J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressing a press conference in Jammu.

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Policemen cane-charge activists of People's Democratic Party taking out a protest rally against rise in fuel prices in Jammu.

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Chairman of the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik (C) and former chairman of the conference Abdul Ghani Bhat during a seminar at Rajbagh in Srinagar.

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People cover themselves with blankets as they take protection against biting cold at Jammu Railway Station.

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Kashmiris row their traditional boats with a backdrop of snow-covered mountains on the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Homeless people warm themselves near burning coal on a cold morning in Jammu. Beggars and impoverished migrant workers often sleep in the open, with only plastic sheets or jute cloth sacks for cover. Severe cold has killed about six homeless people in northern India so far.

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Shikaras moored on the banks of Dal Lake during a sunny day in Srinagar, a day after heavy snowfall.

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Two suspected terrorists who were arrested by the police in Bhopal.

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Clouds brood over snow-covered mountains on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, at Jawahar Tunnel, some 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Srinagar. According to news reports, traffic on the 300 kilometers (188 miles) long Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained suspended for the second day due to heavy snowfall.

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Stranded passengers in the snow try to make way for their vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at Jammu-Srinagar highway on the outskirts of Jammu. According to news reports, traffic on the 300 kilometers long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was suspended due to heavy snowfall.

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Horses graze at a field during snow fall in Srinagar. Snowfall in the Indian portion of Kashmir has disrupted power supply and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu.

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Vehicles wade through a water-logged road during the first rainfall of this winter season in Jammu.

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Women walk on a snow-covered road amid heavy snowfall in Srinagar. The valley is witnessing the season's first snowfall.

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A Kashmiri Muslim boy peeps from the door of his house on a cold day in Srinagar.

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A pair of eagles strike for prey amid fog in the partially frozen Dal Lake in Srinagar. Kashmir Valley has been in the grip of intense cold wave for the past month with night temperature dipping as low as minus 6 degree Celsius.

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Congress party supporters burn an effigy of main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders as others shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar. Congress members protested against BJP's call to abrogate Article 370 from Indian constitution which grants special status and additional powers to Indian portion of Kashmir.

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A policeman with arrested Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Javed Qureshi in Jammu. Police recovered arms and ammunition from the militant during various anti-militant operations in mountainous Doda district.

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A Kashmiri man poses for photographs as he stands on the frozen waters of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. Local newspapers report sub-zero temperature across Kashmir valley and Ladakh region.

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A couple walks past parked passenger buses inside a bus terminal in Srinagar during Transporters complete "chakka Jam" in protest against hike in passenger tax in J&K.

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Centre's interlocutors on Kashmir Dileep Padgaonkar (C), Radha Kumar (L) and M.M. Ansari during a press conference in Srinagar.

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A horse drawn cart makes its way toward the center of the city on a cold morning in Srinagar.

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A worker sits on sacks of onions at a wholesale market on the outskirts of Jammu. The government suspended onion exports until Jan. 15, 2011 as prices of the vegetable, seen as a bellwether for general inflation, more than doubled in the last two months.

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Khalida Shah (R), President of Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (JKANC) shakes hands with the one of the interlocutors on Kashmir - Radha Kumar during a meeting in Srinagar.

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Centre's interlocutors on Kashmir Dileep Padgaokar (C), Radha Kumar (R) and M M Ansari address a press conference in Jammu.

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Muzaffar Ahmad Shah (R), Senior Vice-President of Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (JKANC), interacts with the Centre's interlocutors on Kashmir - Dilip Padgaoka r(L) and M M Ansari (C) during their meeting in Srinagar.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti addresses media persons after meeting the Centre's interlocutors in Jammu. Interlocuters Radha Kumar (C) and M M Ansari (L) are also seen.

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A security jawan checking identity card of a man at a closed road during curfew at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. Authorities have imposed curfew in the view of Moharram processions.

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Srinagar.

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An injured Shiite Muslim weeps as he is held by his mate as they are taken into custody in a police van during a Muharram procession in Srinagar. Police fired tear gas and swung batons to disperse hundreds of Muslims participating in religious processions in Kashmir. Large public gatherings have been banned in Kashmir since the outbreak of an insurgency in 1989 by nearly a dozen groups demanding the Himalayan region's independence from India, or its merger with neighboring Pakistan.

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslims throw stones at policemen after they were stopped during a Muharram procession in Srinagar. Police fired tear gas and swung batons to disperse hundreds of Muslims participating in religious processions in Kashmir. Large public gatherings have been banned in Kashmir since the outbreak of an insurgency in 1989 by nearly a dozen groups demanding the Himalayan region's independence from India, or its merger with neighboring Pakistan.

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CRPF jawan stands guard in a deserted street during curfew in Srinagar. The curfew has been imposed in the view of Muharram processions.

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A Kashmiri Shiite Muslim boy bleeds as he flagellates himself during a Muharram procession in Srinagar. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslims shout slogans against the U.S. during a Muharram procession in Srinagar. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.

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A Kashmiri girl wrapped in woolens walks to her school on a cold and foggy morning in Srinagar.

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Kashmiri man Manzoor Ahmed prepares 'Harisa' before serving it to customers in Srinagar. Harisa is a winter dish which is sold early mornings at shops called Harisa Van in winter.

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A Kashmiri Muslim rows his boat in Dal Lake on a cold and foggy morning in Srinagar.

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Protestors burn a Pakistan flag during a protest on the anniversary of the 2001 attack on the parliament in Jammu.

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Police lathicharging on shopkeepers during a protest rally to press for their long pending demands, at Hari Market in Jammu.

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Security personnel check commuters during a search operation after security agencies got inputs regarding presence of militants and their plans for attack, at Maulana Azad Road in Srinagar.

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Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) hold torches during a protest march to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar.

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Kashmiris watch activists of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) march with torches during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar.

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A relative of a disappeared person leans on a placard during a demonstration organized by Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, a day before International Human Rights Day, in Srinagar.

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Army and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Police personnel entering the house where a militant was holded up, during an encounter in Sopore, 55 kms from Srinagar. One army officer and a militant was killed in the encounter.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah looks at the list of grievances of citizens during 'awaami mulakat' (meet the people), at Shopian.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with the new GoC of 15 Corps, Lt-Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, during a meeting in Srinagar.

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Women block a road during a protest against the arrest of a youth allegedly involved in stone pelting at Parimpora in Srinagar.

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PDP President Mehbooba Mufti (C) during a party meeting in Jammu.

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National Conference leaders including Union minister for new and renewable energy Farooq Abdullah and his son and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah offer 'Fateh Khawani' (special prayers) at the grave of party founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 105th birth anniversary in Srinagar.

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Ramvilas Paswan (2nd R), head of the Parliamentary and civil society delegation, speaks at a press conference as other members, including CPI's D Raja (R), look on in Srinagar.

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Members of a Parliamentary and civil society team, including CPI's D Raja, interact with PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti at her residence in Srinagar.

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Chairman of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farroq receiving the members of a Parliamentary and civil society team headed by Ram Vilas Paswan at his residence in Srinagar. The team is on a three-day visit to the valley to meet the political parties, youth and the families of the victims killed during protests.

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Police chase away Kashmiri protesters during a protest in Srinagar.

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Kashmiri protesters shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in the region after decades of violent turmoil. Separatist insurgencies and crackdowns by the hundreds of thousands of Indian troops deployed in the Indian-administered portion have killed more than 68,000, most of them civilians, since 1989.

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Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addresses a press conference in Srinagar.

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A college student displays a red ribbon, the symbol for AIDS awareness, at a rally to mark World AIDS Day in Jammu.

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Security men hold a Bharatiya Janata Party activist who tried to stop the car of Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, unseen, as he arrives for a press conference at the foreign correspondent's club in New Delhi

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A security person keeps vigil on the banks of the Dal Lake during a high alert sounded after Nov 29, 2010 gun battle, in which three militants and one policeman died, in Srinagar.

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Policemen pay homage near the coffin of the fallen policeman during a wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar.

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A policeman sits next to the body of his colleague killed in a shootout, in a police ambulance at a local hospital in Srinagar. A shootout in a crowded marketplace in the Indian portion of Kashmir left three suspected Muslim rebels and one policeman dead, police said.

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Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) S M Sahai (L) during a press conference on killing of Abdul Rehman (his pictures at right), self-styled Divisional Commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), North Kashmir, in an anti-Militant operation in Handwara district, at Police Control Room in Srinagar.

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Paramedics prepare to load the body of a policeman, killed in a shootout, into a police ambulance at a local hospital in Srinagar.

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Security personnel move towards the site of an encounter in Qamarwari area where a police officer and three militants killed, in Srinagar.

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Security personnel move towards the site of an encounter in Qamarwari area where a police officer and three militants killed, in Srinagar.

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Paramilitary soldiers walk at the site of a shootout in Srinagar. A shootout in a crowded marketplace in Kashmir left three suspected Muslim rebels and one policeman dead.

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Paramedics carry the body of a policeman killed in a shootout, at a local hospital in Srinagar.

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Kashmiri civilians help an injured civilian at the site of a shootout in Srinagar. A shootout in a crowded marketplace in Kashmir left three suspected Muslim rebels and one policeman dead.

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BJP Mahila Morcha activists blocking the Tawi Bridge during the party's 'Jammu bandh' agitation in protest against alleged discriminatory policies of the J & K government and their endorsement by the UPA, in Jammu.

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Wasim, a young Kashmiri boy returns home carrying a sack of coal on his shoulders in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stop youths during their protest against the house arrest of Syed Ali Geelani, Chairman of the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference, after Friday prayers in Sringar.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah along with the state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather inspecting the rehabilitation works for flood affected families at Choglamsar on the outskirts of Leh.

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Security men guard outside the Jamia Masjid during curfew at Safa Kadal Chowk in Srinagar. Authorities imposed curfew to foil the Hurriyat Conference's Idgah Challo protest march.

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Kashmiri Muslim women raise their hands as the head priest, unseen, displays a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers to commemorate the death anniversary of Uthman, the third Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard along a railway track during a trial-run of a train between Srinagar and Budgam in Srinagar on Thursday nearly four months after the service was suspended on 13th July.

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Chairman of the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani shares a light moment with July G Bentley, Head of Political Affairs of Canadian High Commission, during a meeting at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar.

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Chairman of Moderate Faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq shakes hands with Sumitra Dave (Left) Economic and Political Advisor of Canadian High Commission, as July G. Bentley (in Red) Head of Political Affairs of Canadian High Commission looks on during a delegation level meeting at his residence in Srinagar.

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A Haj pilgrim hugs her relative as she returns from the pilgrimage, in Srinagar.

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New recruits of the BSF march during the passing out parade ceremony in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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New recruits of the BSF take oath during the passing out parade ceremony in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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New recruits of the BSF pose for pictures as they practice before the start of the passing out parade ceremony in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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New recruits of the BSF line up during the passing out parade ceremony in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar. A total 715 recruits formally inducted into the BSF, will join soldiers fighting separatist Islamic guerrillas in Kashmir to help end an insurgency that started in 1989.

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A police vehicle burns after protesters set it on fire after Eid prayers at Anantnag, some 55 kilometers south of Srinagar, J&K. Security forces fired warning shots and tear gas to quell protests after prayers marking the Eid al-Adha.

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A Muslim woman offers prayers during Eid al-Adha, in Jammu. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or feast of sacrifice by slaughtering sheep and cattle in remembrance of Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son.

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Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah listening to public grievances during "Awami Darbar" at his office in Srinagar.

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Kashmiri Muslims shop ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, in Srinagar.

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People throng a market place to buy snacks on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha festival, in Srinagar

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Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah sings a bhajan during the closing ceremony of Kalke Mahotsav 2010 in Moradabad

Kashmiri Muslims offer special prayers outside the shrine of Shah Hamadan, on his death anniversary in Srinagar. Thousands of Kashmiri Sufi Muslim devotees thronged the shrine of Saint Hamdani, who traveled to Kashmir from Iran to spread Islam in the region.

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Army personnel after an encounter with a militant at Chanakhan in Sopore town 55 km's from Srinagar

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Kashmiri people offering Friday Prayers inside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. The masjid was opened for Friday prayers after six weeks.

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Kashmiri women are seen through the glass as they pray in the Jamia mosque in Srinaga. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims offered Friday prayers in the Jamia mosque, or grand mosque, in Kashmir's main city after almost two months as the authorities lifted curfew in the old parts of Srinagar. Prayers were not allowed in this historic mosque since last nine successive Fridays.

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Kashmiri Muslims prepare to throw stones at a police officer during a protest outside the Jamia mosque in Srinagar. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims offered Friday prayers in the Jamia mosque or grand mosque in Kashmir's main city after almost two months as the authorities lifted curfew in the old parts of Srinagar on Fridays. Prayers were not allowed in this historic mosque since last nine successive Fridays.

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A Kashmiri boy rides a bicycle to cross a wooden bridge over the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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A vendor rows his boat as he sells woolen blankets from his boat at the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Relatives of a disappeared person whisper as they participate in a protest organized by Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), in Srinagar. According to APDP, more than 10,000 people have disappeared in the Kashmir valley since an armed rebellion broke out in the region in 1989.

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Kashmiri villagers help wildlife rangers to carry a bear after it was trapped in a cage set up by wild life department on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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