[Kashmir, June 21. Image via Getty]

A Kashmiri Muslim woman carries firewood as unseen Hindu pilgrims begin their journey from Baltal Base Camp to Srinagar's Amarnath Cave Shrine at 12,729 ft (3,880 m) altitude on June 21, 2009. The annual pilgrimage began on June 15 and so far nearly 50,000 people have visited the place of worship, where a large icicle is revered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva, tucked away in the mountains of predominantly Muslim Kashmir. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)