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The beautiful, clogged waters of Kashmir's Dal Lake

Kashmiri women row their boats after collecting lotus leaves for their cattle from the water of Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 3, 2012. The lake is a popular destination for both Indian and foreign tourists.

The New York Times reported in June on efforts to restore the legendary natural beauty of Dal Lake, which is plagued by algae and weeds due to pollution.

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