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By: Catie Leary on Dec. 31, 2009, 8:23 a.m.
Collecting saffron flowers

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Collecting saffron flowers

A Kashmiri woman collects saffron flowers on Nov. 3 in a field in Pampore, India. Kashmir is the only place in India — and one of the few places in the world — where the saffron crocus grows.