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Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs

Muslims in disputed territory celebrate life of Baghdad saint

Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslims pray as a priest displays a relic at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
A relic is held up by Kashmiri Muslim cleric Syed Ghulam Qadir at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set-up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslims pray as a priest displays a relic at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslims pray, before a priest displays a relic, at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslims pray, before a priest displays a relic, at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslims pray as a priest displays a relic at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslim cleric Syed Ghulam Qadir (R) displays a relic at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslims pray as a priest displays a relic at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslims pray as a priest displays a relic at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
Kashmiri Muslims pray as a priest displays a relic at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslims mark Urs
A relic is held up by Kashmiri Muslim cleric Syed Ghulam Qadir at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in downtown Srinagar on March 5, 2012, during celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad some 1,000 years ago and is buried there. Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set-up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory. (AFP/Getty Images)