Music in war-weary Kashmir


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Band ''Sign - the signature of music'' (R-L) guitarist Zahoor Qadir, 18, guitarist and lead singer Qassam Dar, 18, drummer Muneeb Khan, 17, and guitarist Azan Mullick, 18, arrive to perform on stage at a college in Srinagar October 25, 2012. In a region where the boom of guns and bombs has drowned out all sounds for almost 20 years, a cacophony of melodies from guitar and drums is now sweeping Kashmir's war-weary youngsters with a message of love and peace. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli