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People protest against the house arrest of chief clerk and Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

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Students wearing masks attend morning assembly after schools resumed for the students of classes 9th to 12th, with certain COVID-19 safety guidelines, in Srinagar. Many schools in the valley have individually decided to hold classes on odd-even basis or shifts.

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Fire personnel along with locals try to douse a fire that broke out in a residential building at Safakadal Chowk in Srinagar.

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Fire personnel try to douse a fire that broke out in a residential building at Safakadal Chowk in Srinagar.

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Tourists ride on a snow scooter after fresh snowfall during Sonamarg Winter Festival, at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district 110 km’s from Srinagar.

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A staff member sprays disinfectant on buses ahead of the reopening of schools from March 1, 2021, at District Pulwama of South Kashmir.

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People stand near the portion of a road which caved in, at Dalgate in Srinagar.

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Security personnel launch a cordon and search operation at Kawdara in Downtown Srinagar.

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Security personnel check identity card of a youth during a search operation at Kawdara in downtown of Srinagar.

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Wives of Kashmir’s former rebels who had returned from Pakistan and Pakistan controlled Kashmir in response to a rehabilitation program in 2010 shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar.

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Wives of Kashmir’s former rebels who had returned from Pakistan and Pakistan controlled Kashmir in response to a rehabilitation program in 2010 shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar. The protestors were demanding issuance of travel documents for their trip to their former homes. According to state records some 377 former rebels who were fighting against Indian rule, returned home, bringing another 864 family members with them. Banners in Urdu read " If we are Pakistani send us back" and" We appeal to governments of India and Pakistan to solve our issue".

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Special Operation Group (SOG) of J&K Police frisk pedestrians during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) following inputs of the presence of militants at Amira Kadal area, in Srinagar.

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses senior party leaders and workers during party-president elections, at her residence in Srinagar. Mehbooba Mufti is re-elected as President of PDP for a period of three years.

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Passengers board a train at Srinagar Railway Station, after services resumed since its closure from March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar.

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Passengers board a train, after services resumed since its closure from March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar.

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A train approaches Srinagar Railway Station, after services resumed since its closure from March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar.

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A train approaches Srinagar Railway Station, after services resumed since its closure from March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar.

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Smoke blows after the bomb disposal squad defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which was detected at a bridge, along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway near Pantha Chowk, in Srinagar.

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Bomb disposal squad prepares to defuse an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detected at a bridge on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway near Pantha Chowk, in Srinagar

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Security personnel check a vehicle as security has been beefed up after recent incidents of violence, at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar.

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Police personnel detain a suspected youth while cordoning off the area, at Baghat Chowk in Srinagar. Two policemen were killed by militants in the Baghat area on high security airport road today.

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Security personnel conduct a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Baghat Chowk, after three unidentified militants and a policeman were killed in two separate encounters in Budgam and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir, in Srinagar.

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Foreign envoys during their visit to the Hazratbal shrine, in Srinagar. Envoys are on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the development work and the situation in the Union territory, especially after the successful completion of the District Development Council elections.

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Foreign envoys interact with Mayor Srinagar, DDC chairpersons, BDC chairpersons and Municipal Council Chairpersons from all parties, in Srinagar. Envoys are on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the development work and the situation in the Union territory, especially after the successful completion of the District Development Council elections.

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Cavalcade of European Union envoys as they return from Magam area of Budgam district after a meeting with locals, in Srinagar. A delegation of 24 envoys from several countries, including European Union, Latin America and Africa, is on a two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir for assessing the situation following abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

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A security personnel guards on a deserted street during a strike called given by separatist groups over the visit of foreign envoys to J & K, in Srinagar.

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A staff member checks the temperature of a student as she arrives as colleges reopened eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Srinagar.

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Students assemble inside their campus as colleges reopened eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Srinagar.

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Students arrive at a college after a gap of nearly one year, following COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by the government, in Srinagar. All the educational institutes including schools, colleges and universities in J&K, which were closed in March last year in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Relatives wail during the funeral procession of engineer Basharat Ahmad, who died in Uttarakhand glacier burst, in Srinagar. So far, 38 bodies have been recovered, with 166 people still missing after part of the Nanda Devi glacier fell into the river on Feb. 7, 2021 triggering a flash flood in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.

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SMC worker sprays disinfectant during sanitation drive ahead of re-opening of the colleges from tomorrow, in Srinagar.

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Coppersmiths working in a workshop in Srinagar.

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Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, a coppersmith, washes utensils at his workshop in Srinagar.

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A coppersmith moulds a utensil by applying heat at his workshop in Srinagar. Like other business ventures, the copper manufacturers in the Kashmir Valley also suffered huge losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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An unidentified relative of Basharat Ahmad Zargar weeps during his funeral in Srinagar. Zargar, who was working at a power project, was among the dozens killed after a part of a Himalayan glacier broke off on February 7 sending a devastating flood downriver slamming into two hydropower projects in northern India.

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People carry the coffin of Basharat Ahmad Zargar in Srinagar. Zargar, who was working at a power project, was among the dozens killed after a part of a Himalayan glacier broke off on February 7 sending a devastating flood downriver slamming into two hydropower projects in northern India.

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Fisherman beat the water to force fish to move in the direction of nets cast by other in the waters of Anchar Lake, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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People fish in the waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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People fish in the waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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People fish in the waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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A fisherman smokes hookah, or Hubble bubble, as he takes a break while catching fish in the waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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People fish in the waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Fishermen fish in the waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Fishermen row their boats before casting their net in the waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Residents carrying their children stand on a road after vacating their houses following an earthquake in Srinagar

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A security person stands guard near Lal Chowk during a strike called by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to mark the 37th death anniversary of JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, who was hanged in New Delhi's Tihar Jail on this day in 1984, in Srinagar.

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Shops with shutters down are seen during a strike to mark the death anniversary of separatist leader Maqbool Bhat in Srinagar. Businesses and shops have closed in parts of Kashmir to mark Bhat's death anniversary. Separatists have been demanding that Bhat's remains, interred in New Delhi's high security Tihar Jail, be returned for a proper burial.

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Pedestrians walk outside closed shops during a shutdown to mark the eighth death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged in New Delhi's Tihar Jail on this day in 2013, in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard during a shutdown to mark the eighth death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged in New Delhi's Tihar Jail on this day in 2013, in Srinagar.

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A man reads news on his phone after authorities revoked restrictions on 4G mobile internet, in Srinagar. High-speed mobile internet services are being restored in the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, exactly 18 months after it was suspended in August 2019 when the Centre abrogated special status of the erstwhile state.

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Muslims raise their hands and pray as the head priest, unseen, displays a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar.

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Medical workers prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccine doses to Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, at the Police Control Room (PCR), in Srinagar.

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Pedestrians walk during light snowfall in Srinagar.

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A cyclists rides on a slippery snow covered road after a brief snowfall in Srinagar. The Kashmir valley continues to reel under intense cold wave conditions.

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Tourists enjoy shikara ride as boat men navigates their way through the frozen portion of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. The Kashmir valley continues to reel under intense cold wave conditions.

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A motorcyclist moves slowly on a snow covered road after fresh snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A launderer works on the bank of Dal Lake during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar.

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Women contingent of Indian Reserve Police (IRP) marches during the 72nd Republic Day parade at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, in Srinagar.

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Paramilitary soldiers wearing masks take part in full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard near the main venue of Republic Day celebration, in Srinagar.

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A man walks on a snow covered road as it snows in Srinagar. Kashmir region received fresh snow on Saturday, affecting air and vehicular traffic.

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A man pushes his scooter on a snow covered road as it snows in Srinagar.

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A man rows his boat on the Dal Lake as it snows in Srinagar.

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A man walks on a snow covered road as it snows in Srinagar. Kashmir region received fresh snow on Saturday, affecting air and vehicular traffic.

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A worker clears snow on a street during fresh snowfall, at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Vehicles move slowly during snowfall in Srinagar. Traffic on the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended on Saturday following fresh snowfall in high-altitude areas, including on both sides of the Jawahar Tunnel, the gateway to the Kashmir valley

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Boatmen clear snow on their 'shikaras' during fresh snowfall, at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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A boatman breaks ice in the frozen portion of Dal Lake to make a way to his parked Shikara, or traditional gondola, in Srinagar. The Kashmir valley continues to reel under intense cold wave conditions with the temperature at Srinagar at minus 6 degrees Celsius.

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Youngsters play with sledges on a snow laden hilltop after heavy snowfall, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine on Dr. Bilquees Shah, Nodal officer for COVID-19 at JLNM hospital, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Srinagar.

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A vendor pushes his cart down a road during a cold and foggy morning, in Srinagar.

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Boatmen stand near their 'Shikaras' during a cold and foggy morning, in Srinagar. The Kashmir Valley is reeling under severe cold conditions as Srinagar recorded a low of minus 7.6 degrees Celsius.

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A fisherman aims a harpoon to catch fish in the frozen waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinaga. The region's main Dal Lake and other water bodies are partially frozen with the temperature at Srinagar dropping to minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest minimum in eight years, according to the Meteorological Department.

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A vehicle carrying the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines arrives at cold storage of a hospital, in Srinagar.

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Fishermen wait covered with blankets and hay on boats, to catch fish with harpoons in the frozen waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar. The region's main Dal Lake and other water bodies are partially frozen with the temperature at Srinagar dropping to minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest minimum in eight years, according to the Meteorological Department.

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Boat men row their boats in a stream that connects to the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. The Kashmir valley continues to reel under intense cold wave conditions.

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Fishermen catch fish in the frozen surface of water of Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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Migratory birds rest near the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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A boat man makes his way through the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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Shikara's or traditional gondola's damaged in last week's snowfall are covered with layer of frozen water of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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A boat man makes his way through the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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A boatman cuts ice to steer his way on the frozen Dal Lake, in Srinagar.

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View of frozen Dal Lake, in Srinagar. Kashmir Valley reeled under severe cold after witnessing sub-zero temperatures.

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Farmers harvest lotus stem, locally known as 'Nadroo', in the frozen Dal lake during the winter season in Srinagar.

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A flock of migratory birds huddle together on snow covered Dal Lake after the fresh snowfall, in Srinagar.

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An aerial view of Dal Lake and its surrounding areas after heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

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Tourists visit Nishat garden after heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Nishat garden covered in snow after heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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People walk on a snow covered street during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A group of boatmen struggle to row their boats across snow-covered Dal Lake, after a heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Tourists take a 'shikara' ride across Dal Lake with snow clad Zabarwan mountains in the backdrop, in Srinagar.

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An aerial view of the city after a snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A vehicle covered with snow runs through a snow-covered road in Pulwama, south of Srinagar.

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Villagers walk as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar.

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An auto-rickshaw moves slowly on a snow-covered road during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Vehicles move slowly on a snow-covered road during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Boatmen clear snow from the rooftop of their houseboat during heavy snowfall along the banks of river Jehlum, in Srinagar.

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'Shikaras' anchored along the banks of Dal Lake during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks on a snow-covered pavement during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A snow covered park after heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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