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<p>A fisherman rows a boat on the waters of partially dried-up river Jehlum, one of the Kashmir's main river, in Srinagar January 14, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A fisherman rows a boat on the waters of partially dried-up river Jehlum, one of the Kashmir's main river, in Srinagar January 14, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A fisherman rows a boat on the waters of partially dried-up river Jehlum, one of the Kashmir's main river, in Srinagar January 14, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>A Kashmiri man rests in his handcart as an Indian policeman stands guard during a strike in Srinagar October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Kashmiri man rests in his handcart as an Indian policeman stands guard during a strike in Srinagar October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri man rests in his handcart as an Indian policeman stands guard during a strike in Srinagar October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Kashmiri Muslim men carry unlit torches on a hill before the start of an annual torch festival at the cave shrine of Sakhi Zain-ud-din Wali, a Sufi saint, in Aishmuqam, 75 km (47 miles) south of Srinagar, April 10, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Kashmiri Muslim men carry unlit torches on a hill before the start of an annual torch festival at the cave shrine of Sakhi Zain-ud-din Wali, a Sufi saint, in Aishmuqam, 75 km (47 miles) south of Srinagar, April 10, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Kashmiri Muslim men carry unlit torches on a hill before the start of an annual torch festival at the cave shrine of Sakhi Zain-ud-din Wali, a Sufi saint, in Aishmuqam, 75 km (47 miles) south of Srinagar, April 10, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>'Kangri', or fire pots, are seen in this picture of a shop at a Srinagar market February 19, 2009. Modern heaters are cooling the appeal of these traditional heating pots used for centuries in Indian Kashmir to ward off the cold, but they're also making the harsh winter safer for many people. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

'Kangri', or fire pots, are seen in this picture of a shop at a Srinagar market February 19, 2009. Modern heaters are cooling the appeal of these traditional heating pots used for centuries in Indian Kashmir to ward off the cold, but they're also...more

'Kangri', or fire pots, are seen in this picture of a shop at a Srinagar market February 19, 2009. Modern heaters are cooling the appeal of these traditional heating pots used for centuries in Indian Kashmir to ward off the cold, but they're also making the harsh winter safer for many people. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A Kashmiri Muslim woman voter waits to cast her vote as an Indian policeman keeps guard during the fourth phase of India's general elections in Srinagar May 7, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Kashmiri Muslim woman voter waits to cast her vote as an Indian policeman keeps guard during the fourth phase of India's general elections in Srinagar May 7, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri Muslim woman voter waits to cast her vote as an Indian policeman keeps guard during the fourth phase of India's general elections in Srinagar May 7, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>A goldsmith works on a gold bangle at a workshop in Jammu November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

A goldsmith works on a gold bangle at a workshop in Jammu November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A goldsmith works on a gold bangle at a workshop in Jammu November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A boy jumps as others swim to beat the heat in Nageen Lake during a hot summer day in Srinagar July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A boy jumps as others swim to beat the heat in Nageen Lake during a hot summer day in Srinagar July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A boy jumps as others swim to beat the heat in Nageen Lake during a hot summer day in Srinagar July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A woman walks past closed shops during a strike called by the All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference in Srinagar December 5, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A woman walks past closed shops during a strike called by the All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference in Srinagar December 5, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A woman walks past closed shops during a strike called by the All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference in Srinagar December 5, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Mahmeet Syed, a 20 year-old Kashmiri singer, records a new song inside a recording studio in Srinagar July 25, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Mahmeet Syed, a 20 year-old Kashmiri singer, records a new song inside a recording studio in Srinagar July 25, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Mahmeet Syed, a 20 year-old Kashmiri singer, records a new song inside a recording studio in Srinagar July 25, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Children play cricket in a paddy field in this photograph taken from inside an Indian Air Force helicopter flying above Surankote, 220 km (137 miles) northwest of Jammu November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

Children play cricket in a paddy field in this photograph taken from inside an Indian Air Force helicopter flying above Surankote, 220 km (137 miles) northwest of Jammu November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

Children play cricket in a paddy field in this photograph taken from inside an Indian Air Force helicopter flying above Surankote, 220 km (137 miles) northwest of Jammu November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>Youths practise wrestling at a traditional Indian wrestling centre called "akhaara" in Jammu December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

Youths practise wrestling at a traditional Indian wrestling centre called "akhaara" in Jammu December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Youths practise wrestling at a traditional Indian wrestling centre called "akhaara" in Jammu December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a Kashmiri separatist party, hold torches during a procession to mark World Human Rights Day in Srinagar December 10, 2009.  REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a Kashmiri separatist party, hold torches during a procession to mark World Human Rights Day in Srinagar December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a Kashmiri separatist party, hold torches during a procession to mark World Human Rights Day in Srinagar December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier opens a gate at the border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, January 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier opens a gate at the border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, January 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier opens a gate at the border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, January 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A Kashmiri Muslim woman and a girl pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint, Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, during Ramadan in Srinagar September 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Kashmiri Muslim woman and a girl pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint, Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, during Ramadan in Srinagar September 11, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri Muslim woman and a girl pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint, Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, during Ramadan in Srinagar September 11, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>An Indian policemen stands guard at a barricade during the season's first heavy snowfall in Srinagar November 14, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

An Indian policemen stands guard at a barricade during the season's first heavy snowfall in Srinagar November 14, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

An Indian policemen stands guard at a barricade during the season's first heavy snowfall in Srinagar November 14, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Jammu January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Jammu January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Jammu January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>Indian policemen clash with Kashmiri protesters during a protest in Srinagar August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

Indian policemen clash with Kashmiri protesters during a protest in Srinagar August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian policemen clash with Kashmiri protesters during a protest in Srinagar August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A Sadhu or Hindu holy man bathes before proceeding to the cave of Amarnath, in Pishutop, 114 km (71 miles) southeast of Srinagar July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man bathes before proceeding to the cave of Amarnath, in Pishutop, 114 km (71 miles) southeast of Srinagar July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man bathes before proceeding to the cave of Amarnath, in Pishutop, 114 km (71 miles) southeast of Srinagar July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Bollywood actresses Juhi Chawla (seated R) and Manisha Koirala (under blue umbrella) rest during the shooting of "Meghna", a short story film, in Srinagar October 9, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Bollywood actresses Juhi Chawla (seated R) and Manisha Koirala (under blue umbrella) rest during the shooting of "Meghna", a short story film, in Srinagar October 9, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Bollywood actresses Juhi Chawla (seated R) and Manisha Koirala (under blue umbrella) rest during the shooting of "Meghna", a short story film, in Srinagar October 9, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Kashmiri women cry after the killing of Zahid Farooq in Srinagar February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

Kashmiri women cry after the killing of Zahid Farooq in Srinagar February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri women cry after the killing of Zahid Farooq in Srinagar February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A female farmer stands besides her field on the outskirts of Leh district in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, May 12, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

A female farmer stands besides her field on the outskirts of Leh district in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, May 12, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

A female farmer stands besides her field on the outskirts of Leh district in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, May 12, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>A group of deaf and mute villagers use sign language to communicate with each other at Dadhkai Village in the Doda district, 260 km (162 miles) north of Jammu, June 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

A group of deaf and mute villagers use sign language to communicate with each other at Dadhkai Village in the Doda district, 260 km (162 miles) north of Jammu, June 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A group of deaf and mute villagers use sign language to communicate with each other at Dadhkai Village in the Doda district, 260 km (162 miles) north of Jammu, June 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A man rows a boat with passengers across the polluted waters of river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A man rows a boat with passengers across the polluted waters of river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A man rows a boat with passengers across the polluted waters of river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>A Kashmiri man looks into a bullet riddled shop front after a gun battle in Pampore, 12 km (7 miles) south of Srinagar January 8, 2010. REUTERS/Umar Ganie </p>

A Kashmiri man looks into a bullet riddled shop front after a gun battle in Pampore, 12 km (7 miles) south of Srinagar January 8, 2010. REUTERS/Umar Ganie

A Kashmiri man looks into a bullet riddled shop front after a gun battle in Pampore, 12 km (7 miles) south of Srinagar January 8, 2010. REUTERS/Umar Ganie

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<p>A Kashmiri mechanic works on a machine inside his heavy-duty electric link set making workshop in Srinagar November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Kashmiri mechanic works on a machine inside his heavy-duty electric link set making workshop in Srinagar November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri mechanic works on a machine inside his heavy-duty electric link set making workshop in Srinagar November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>People play volleyball at Leh district of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir, May 12, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

People play volleyball at Leh district of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir, May 12, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

People play volleyball at Leh district of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir, May 12, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>Migratory birds rest at the wetlands of Hokersar, north of Srinagar, December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

Migratory birds rest at the wetlands of Hokersar, north of Srinagar, December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Migratory birds rest at the wetlands of Hokersar, north of Srinagar, December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Kashmiri villagers collect saffron flowers from a field in Khrew, 25 km (15 miles) south of Srinagar, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Kashmiri villagers collect saffron flowers from a field in Khrew, 25 km (15 miles) south of Srinagar, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Kashmiri villagers collect saffron flowers from a field in Khrew, 25 km (15 miles) south of Srinagar, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the revocation of the government's decision to hand over nearly 100 acres (40 hectares) of forest land to a Hindu shrine trust, in Jammu July 1, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the revocation of the government's decision to hand over nearly 100 acres (40 hectares) of forest land to a Hindu shrine trust, in Jammu July 1, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the revocation of the government's decision to hand over nearly 100 acres (40 hectares) of forest land to a Hindu shrine trust, in Jammu July 1, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>Afghan artist Saliha Wafa stands beside paintings during an exhibition by South Asian women painters in Srinagar May 26, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

Afghan artist Saliha Wafa stands beside paintings during an exhibition by South Asian women painters in Srinagar May 26, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Afghan artist Saliha Wafa stands beside paintings during an exhibition by South Asian women painters in Srinagar May 26, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A devotee has his face covered with mud in Chamliyal, about 45 km south of Jammu, April 17, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

A devotee has his face covered with mud in Chamliyal, about 45 km south of Jammu, April 17, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

A devotee has his face covered with mud in Chamliyal, about 45 km south of Jammu, April 17, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>Orphans sit inside the all-girl Gulshani-Banat orphanage in Gopalpora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

Orphans sit inside the all-girl Gulshani-Banat orphanage in Gopalpora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Orphans sit inside the all-girl Gulshani-Banat orphanage in Gopalpora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Dachigam national park is seen on the outskirts of Srinagar in this general view November 12, 2009.  REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Dachigam national park is seen on the outskirts of Srinagar in this general view November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Dachigam national park is seen on the outskirts of Srinagar in this general view November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Artists, from India's western Rajasthan state, dance during a religious procession to mark Parshuram Jayanti in Jammu April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

Artists, from India's western Rajasthan state, dance during a religious procession to mark Parshuram Jayanti in Jammu April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

Artists, from India's western Rajasthan state, dance during a religious procession to mark Parshuram Jayanti in Jammu April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>Kashmiri women watch, from behind a plastic cover on a window, the funeral of 35-year-old carpenter Ghulam Mohiudin Malik in Pakharpora, 40 (25 miles) south of Srinagar March 19, 2009.  REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Kashmiri women watch, from behind a plastic cover on a window, the funeral of 35-year-old carpenter Ghulam Mohiudin Malik in Pakharpora, 40 (25 miles) south of Srinagar March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Kashmiri women watch, from behind a plastic cover on a window, the funeral of 35-year-old carpenter Ghulam Mohiudin Malik in Pakharpora, 40 (25 miles) south of Srinagar March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>A novice lama yawns as he watches ceremonies of the Hemis Tsechu festival at the Hemis monastery, 45 km (28 miles) south of Leh, July 12, 2008.  REUTERS/Tim Chong </p>

A novice lama yawns as he watches ceremonies of the Hemis Tsechu festival at the Hemis monastery, 45 km (28 miles) south of Leh, July 12, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Chong

A novice lama yawns as he watches ceremonies of the Hemis Tsechu festival at the Hemis monastery, 45 km (28 miles) south of Leh, July 12, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Chong

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<p>A Kashmiri youth shows water skiing skills during a water sports event on the waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar July 22, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A Kashmiri youth shows water skiing skills during a water sports event on the waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar July 22, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri youth shows water skiing skills during a water sports event on the waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar July 22, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A Kashmiri villager cries after her house was damaged during a gun battle in Sopore, 48 km (30 miles) north of Srinagar, January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

A Kashmiri villager cries after her house was damaged during a gun battle in Sopore, 48 km (30 miles) north of Srinagar, January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri villager cries after her house was damaged during a gun battle in Sopore, 48 km (30 miles) north of Srinagar, January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa, near Srinagar, May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa, near Srinagar, May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa, near Srinagar, May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Women labourers rest at a construction site in Jammu December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

Women labourers rest at a construction site in Jammu December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Women labourers rest at a construction site in Jammu December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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