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Charred remains of revered Sufi shrine in Indian Kashmir

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A Kashmiri Muslim woman kisses the charred walls of a shrine that held a few relics from Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani in downtown Srinagar, India, on June 27. Thousands of Indian forces patrolled tense streets in Kashmir's main city on Wednesday as residents boycotted work for a third straight day to protest the fiery destruction of the 200-year-old Muslim shrine.

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A Kashmiri Muslim volunteer helps clear debris inside the charred remains of the 200-year old shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, also known as Dastigheer Sahib, in downtown Srinagar on June 27. A major fire gutted a 200-year-old, revered Sufi Muslim shrine in Indian Kashmir June 25, sparking clashes between police and residents in the region's summer capital Srinagar, police said. Nearly two dozen people were injured in the violence, triggered by anger at the perceived delayed response of firefighters in battling the blaze.

Previously on PhotoBlog: Blaze at Sufi shrine triggers violence in Indian Kashmir