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IN PIX: The extraordinary journey to Lord Amarnath

Last updated on: June 29, 2011 23:20 IST

The annual Amarnath yatra began on Tuesday amid tight security with devotees leaving for the cave shrine from Jammu. We bring you some snapshots of pilgrims trekking to the lofty heights of the Himalayan cave shrine.

The naturally-formed ice 'lingam' of Lord Shiva at the Amarnath cave shrine.

Photographs: Umar Ganie

IN PIX: The extraordinary journey to Lord Amarnath

Last updated on: June 29, 2011 23:20 IST

Pilgrims on horsebacks as they make their way to the shrine.

Photographs: Umar Ganie

IN PIX: The extraordinary journey to Lord Amarnath

Last updated on: June 29, 2011 23:20 IST

Security personnel keep a close eye on pilgrims at a security checkpoint.

Photographs: Umar Ganie

 

IN PIX: The extraordinary journey to Lord Amarnath

Last updated on: June 29, 2011 23:20 IST

A camp site for pilgrims setting out for the trek to the shrine.

Photographs: Umar Ganie

 

IN PIX: The extraordinary journey to Lord Amarnath

Last updated on: June 29, 2011 23:20 IST

A security guard frisks pilgrims. Security arrangements for this year's yatra were reviewed by the Union Home minister P Chidambaram in Srinagar last week.

Photographs: Umar Ganie