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Amidst chants of 'Bam Bam Bole', the first batch of pilgrims started on the arduous 45-km trek from traditional Pahalgam route, and 13-km from Baltal simultaneously, in the wee hours today, official sources said.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 June 2013, 04:47:05 PM
First pictures of Amarnath Shrine

First pictures of Amarnath Shrine

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The annual Amarnath Yatra began on Friday amid tight security, with pilgrims from both Balta land Pahalgam base camps starting their journey for the 3880-metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.
First batch of pilgrims reach Amarnath

First batch of pilgrims reach Amarnath

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Amidst chants of 'Bam Bam Bole', the first batch of pilgrims started on the arduous 45-km trek from traditional Pahalgam route, and 13-km from Baltal simultaneously, in the wee hours today, official sources said.
Pilgrims reach Amarnath shrine

Pilgrims reach Amarnath shrine

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Heightened security measures have been put in place for the 55-day Yatra following intelligence inputs that militants might attempt to target the pilgrimage, sources said.

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