- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

In this photo by Dar Yasin, Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, is seen from the 18th century hilltop Hari Parbat Fort. Kashmir is a green valley surrounded by snowy mountain ranges with over 100 lakes dotting its highlands and plains. Its scenery and moderate weather made Kashmir one of Asia’s most popular tourist destinations until a Muslim separatist rebellion broke out in 1989. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the uprising and a subsequent Indian military crackdown, but the violence has largely been suppressed. With the situation improving, tourists have started returning to Kashmir.

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