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In PHOTOS: The peaceful and picturesque Kashmir

Last updated on: September 12, 2012 08:20 IST

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Known for its pristine beauty, the Kashmir valley is a land of snow clad mountains that shares a common boundary with Afghanistan, China and Pakistan.

But conflict in the region has often marred it surreal beauty. The Kashmir region has been a reason of dispute between India and Pakistan for several years now. However, life seems to go even in the midst of this turmoil.

Here are glimpses into the lives of Kashmiris, who live in a place described as paradise on earth.  

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Image: A Kashmiri man rows a boat past fountains in the polluted waters of Dal Lake, in Srinagar
Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

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A Kashmiri woman walks with a bottle of rosewater after buying it from Aziz-Ullah Kozgar's shop in Srinagar.

Kozgar said that he is trying to keep alive the traditional business of selling rosewater, which was started by his great-grandfather, but that people are switching to modern and easily available rosewater bottles.

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A Kashmiri woman smokes a pipe inside her shelter at a slum in Srinagar.

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A Muslim boy cries after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Srinagar.

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Photographs: Danish Ismail/Reuters

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A man walks past an Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel holding his weapon at a market ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations.

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An Indian army truck crosses a bridge over a stream in Gurez, north of Srinagar.

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Mohammed Maqbool, a Kashmiri craftsman, weaves a flower vase made of willow twigs inside his workshop in Srinagar.

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A customer passes money to a Kashmiri girl selling lotus buds and other vegetables on a street in Srinagar.

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A Kashmiri villager stands next to his geese at a field in Bandipora, north of Srinagar.

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Kashmiri village women sit in boats filled with water chestnuts, in the waters of Wular Lake at Bandipora, north of Srinagar.

Water chestnuts are locally known as "singada" and are eaten raw, boiled or are grounded into flour after they are dried.

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Kashmiri men unload a boat from a horse cart near Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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A Muslim man performs ablution from the water of a fountain before performing prayers inside Kashmir's more than 600-year-old Jamia Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar.

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Children climb trees as they play on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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A Kashmiri government teacher shouts anti-government slogans from inside a police van after he was detained during a protest in Srinagar.

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A boy jumps from a jetty into the waters of Dal Lake to cool himself on a hot day in Srinagar. 

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Kashmiri Muslims look out of a window during an unofficial curfew in the old city in Srinagar.

 

 


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