An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard overlooking a highway as the first batch of Hindu pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra, an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine from Jammu, India, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  Security has been tightened for the visit to the shrine, situated in a mountain cave 4,115 meters (13,500 feet) above sea level. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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