Thursday, April 25, 2013
Kashmiri Muslim devotees participate in a torch light procession on a hilltop near the shrine of Muslim saint Sakhi Zain-ud-din Wali, in Aishmuqaam, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The farming community in south Kashmir celebrated the festival of lights Thursday to mark the beginning of the agricultural season where they begin plowing their fields after a winter recess. The saint is said to have vanquished a demon on the day symbolizing a triumph of good over evil.
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