Kashmiri muslims walk under a Chinar tree on a hilltop on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-held Kashmir, Saturday, 13 May, 2006. Kashmir, known for its mountains, lakes, forests and moderate weather was one of Asia's most popular tourist destinations among Indian and foreign tourists until a Muslim separatist rebellion broke out in the region at the end of 1989 which according to officials has claimed more than 60,000 lives. With the situation improving, many tourists have started returning to Kashmir. EPA/ALTAF QADRI


DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2007

Special Price by Jury

Photographer: Altaf Qadri