Kashmir's Gurez Valley (47 images)

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The Gurez Valley is a fertile, fifty-mile cleft carved through the Himalayas by the mighty Kishenganga River. It sits directly below the high-altitude Line of Control that divides Indian and Pakistani sectors of Kashmir and is one of the most tensely guarded frontiers in the world. Thanks to its topography, Gurez, which is on the Indian side, has long been a popular gateway for Pakistani militants attempting to sneak into Indian territory. Hence, for security purposes, Gurez had been closed...
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