First batch of Amarnath yatris flagged off

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Pilgrims on their way to Amarnath cave near Railpathri, northeast of Srinagar on Tuesday. Waseem Andrabi/HT

Pilgrims on their way to Amarnath cave near Railpathri, northeast of Srinagar on Tuesday. Waseem Andrabi/HT

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The first batch of 5,100 Amarnath yatris was flagged off on Tuesday. Waseem Andrabi

The first batch of 5,100 Amarnath yatris was flagged off on Tuesday. Waseem Andrabi

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Amarnath Yatra was flagged off by J-K health minister Choudhary Lal Singh from the Lakhanpur base camp in Kathua district. Waseem Andrabi/HT

Amarnath Yatra was flagged off by J-K health minister Choudhary Lal Singh from the Lakhanpur base camp in Kathua district. Waseem Andrabi/HT

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Sadhus stands in a queue for a medical checkup before their registration for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu on Tuesday. Nitin Kanotra/HT

Sadhus stands in a queue for a medical checkup before their registration for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu on Tuesday. Nitin Kanotra/HT

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Thousands of pilgrims annually go to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 14,500 feet (4,420 meters) above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva. Nitin Kanotra/HT

Thousands of pilgrims annually go to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 14,500 feet (4,420 meters) above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva. Nitin Kanotra/HT

UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2015 09:58 PM IST
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