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Pilgrimage Threatens Pristine Indian Kashmir Himalayas

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August 28, 2013
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An annual pilgrimage is destroying a once pristine valley high up in the Indian Himalayas, accelerating the melting of glaciers and contaminating rivers with rubbish and human waste, say environmentalists.


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