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Kashmir photojournalist brothers bag Chinese awards

Srinagar, April 09, 2008:

Two photojournalist brothers from Indian administered Kashmir have won the prestigious China International Press Photo Contest Awards for 2008 (CHIPP08).

Rafiq Maqbool and Dar Yasin from Srinagar, summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir working with the news wire Associated Press (AP) have bagged the awards, announced this week, for their pictures from violence hit Kashmir and Afghanistan.

Maqbool, currently based in Kabul, bagged bronze prize for his picture story on Kashmir and Excellence Award for daily life in Afghanistan.

Yasin, based in Srinagar, won bronze for pictures of Srinagar violence and Excellence Award for a portrait of Changpa woman from upper reaches of Ladakh.

For Maqbool this is his 12th award in the last seven years while for Yasin it is the 5th.

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