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The Srinagar Screamer

Repeat offender.

While we're on the topic of photojournalist-occupied Kashmir, I'd like to highlight the gentleman above, since I ran across him during my morning sweep of photos today. He definitely makes life in Srinagar seem dramatic, does he not?

Indian policemen detain a demonstrating Kashmiri Shiite Muslim as he and other protesters defy a curfew for a Muharram procession in Srinagar on December 15, 2010. Authorities on December 15 imposed a curfew in parts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, to thwart planned Muharram processions. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Of course, this being Kashmir, we can pretty comfortably predict that this dramatic expression of uncharacteristic angst is carefully rehearsed -- and whadda you know, it is:

The subtle overtones of outrage.

Once again leaving me to wonder, if all the press wants to do is capture carefully choreographed expressions of artificial rage in Kashmir, why do we need so many photographers there?

Kashmiri protesters shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Khonmuh, south of Srinagar August 10, 2010. Indian authorities on Tuesday re-imposed a curfew in parts of their controlled Kashmir to thwart anti-India protests planned by Kashmiri separatists. Since June, at least 50 people have been killed in the protests in Kashmir, which lies at the heart of more than 60 years of hostility between India and Pakistan. Both claim the region in full but rule in part. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERD KASHMIR)

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Side note: For a people that are supposedly poor and oppressed, per the official press narrative, they sure do seem to have really good dentistry over there.

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