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AP journalist covering Kashmir protest helps injured teen

  • In this April 23, 2017 photo, Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin & Kashmiri student Khushboo Jan, right, browse pictures on a smart phone in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin was documenting a protest by dozens of Kashmiri students confronting armed Indian government forces wearing riot gear. But Khushboo was hit in the head and began bleeding profusely, the Associated Press photographer put down his camera and rushed in to help her. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    In this April 23, 2017 photo, Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin & Kashmiri student Khushboo Jan, right, browse pictures on a smart phone in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin was documenting a protest by dozens of Kashmiri students confronting armed Indian government forces wearing riot gear. But Khushboo was hit in the head and began bleeding profusely, the Associated Press photographer put down his camera and rushed in to help her. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this April 23, 207 photo, Kashmiri student Khushboo Jan, 18, attends the Associated Press at her residence in Srinagar, India controlled Kashmir. Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin was documenting a protest by dozens of Kashmiri students confronting armed Indian government forces wearing riot gear. But Khushboo was hit in the head and began bleeding profusely, the Associated Press photographer put down his camera and rushed in to help her. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    In this April 23, 207 photo, Kashmiri student Khushboo Jan, 18, attends the Associated Press at her residence in Srinagar, India controlled Kashmir. Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin was documenting a protest by dozens of Kashmiri students confronting armed Indian government forces wearing riot gear. But Khushboo was hit in the head and began bleeding profusely, the Associated Press photographer put down his camera and rushed in to help her. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this April 20, 2017 photo, Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin helps Khushboo Jan, 18, after she was injured during clashes between Kashmir students and India security forces in Pulwama, 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. "It was an instant decision, and I didn't think twice,” Dar Yasin said. He explained that he was closest to the woman and so best able to help. “I gave my camera to a colleague. ... I took the injured girl in my arms.” (Faisal Khan via AP)

    In this April 20, 2017 photo, Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin helps Khushboo Jan, 18, after she was injured during clashes between Kashmir students and India security forces in Pulwama, 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. "It was an instant decision, and I didn't think twice,” Dar Yasin said. He explained that he was closest to the woman and so best able to help. “I gave my camera to a colleague. ... I took the injured girl in my arms.” (Faisal Khan via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A photographer documenting a protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir put down his camera and rushed in to help an 18-year-old protester who was hit in the head and began bleeding profusely.

Associated Press photographer Dar Yasin says it was an "instant decision," and he didn't think twice. He took the injured woman into his arms and carried her away from the protest site in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar.

The effort was captured by another photographer who then helped Yasin load Jan into a car that had been pulled up by a civilian to take her to a hospital.

The woman and other students were demonstrating Thursday against a police raid on a college less than two weeks earlier in the Indian-governed portion of the disputed and divided Himalayan region.