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Hindu pilgrim makes determined trek for worship in Kashmir

I admire this woman's fortitude.

Jaipal Singh / EPA

An old Hindu pilgrim bent double slowly makes her way to the Amarnath holy cave at Ganeshtop about 138 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, July 1. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims trek through mountains in revolt-torn Kashmir, along icy streams, glacier-fed lakes and frozen passes, to reach the Amarnath cave, located at an altitude of about 12,729 feet, where a Shiva Lingam, a phallus-shaped ice stalagmite symbolising the Hindu God Shiva, stands for worship. Image received on July 3.