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Scenes from a Kashmiri orphanage

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Kashmiri orphan girl Rafia Azad, who lost her father in a bomb blast, sits on her bed at Gulshan-E-Bannat Orphanage in Gopal Pora, some 10 miles west of Srinagar, India on May 9. Though there are varying statistics on the number of orphaned children in Jammu and Kashmir state, some estimates put it at around 100,000, many of them orphaned due to the armed conflict that began in 1989, according to news reports.

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Kashmiri orphan boys play a game of carrom inside their room at Gulshan Mahal Orphanage in Srinagar, India on May 10.

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A Kashmiri orphan girl offers prayers at Gulshan-E-Bannat Orphanage in Gopal Pora, some 10 miles west of Srinagar, India on May 9.

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Kashmiri orphan boys study inside their room at Gulshan Mahal Orphanage in Srinagar, India on May 10.