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Uyghur Life Persists in Kashgar Amid Growing Tension in Restive Xinjiang Province...KASHGAR, CHINA - JULY 28:  A Uyghur boy sits atop a horse as he has his picture taken outside the Id Kah Mosque before the Eid holiday  on July 28, 2014 in old Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China. Nearly 100 people have been killed in unrest in the restive Xinjiang Province in the last week in what authorities say is terrorism but advocacy groups claim is a result of a government crackdown to silence opposition to its policies. China's Muslim Uyghur ethnic group faces cultural and religious restrictions by the Chinese government. Beijing says it is investing heavily in the Xinjiang region but Uyghurs are increasingly dissatisfied with the influx of Han Chinese and uneven economic development.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A Uighur boy sits atop a horse as he has his picture taken outside the Id Kah mosque in old Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly 100 people have been killed in unrest in the region in the past week in what authorities say is terrorism but advocacy groups claim is a result of a government crackdown to silence opposition to its policies. Read more

TOPSHOTS Chinese rescuers carry an injuried resident after an earthquake hit an area of Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China's Yunnan province on August 3, 2014. At least 150 people were killed and 1,300 injured after a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, state media said. The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province's northeast, toppled buildings and left residents frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble, images on social media showed.  AFP PHOTO/STR  CHINA OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Chinese rescuers carry an injuried resident after an earthquake hit an area of Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China‘s Yunnan province. The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province’s northeast, toppled buildings and left residents frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble. Read more

A member of People's Liberation Army (PLA) coastal defence force jumps through a burning obstacle during a drill to mark the 87th Army Day at a military base in Qingdao, Shandong province July 29, 2014. The PLA Army Day falls on August 1 every year. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media reported on Friday.

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A member of People’s Liberation Army coastal defence force jumps through a burning obstacle during a drill to mark the 87th Army Day at a military base in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Army Day falls on August 1 every year

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, August 1, 2014. The explosion caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second city killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, a government agency said.

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Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Friday. The explosion, caused by a gas leak, killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air

Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing...Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province July 29, 2014. The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing will host the 2014 Youth Olympic Games between August 16 to August 28.

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Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. The eastern Chinese city will host the games from August 16 to August 28.

Buses are stranded in a flooded street in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, as Typhoon Matmo was downgraded from typhoon to tropical storm.

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Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, as Typhoon Matmo is downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical storm.

Palestinian man, in clothes stained with blood of father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks ambulance transporting father's body, at hospital in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip...A Palestinian man (C), in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting his father's body, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Tel Aviv to push ceasefire talks. Israel launched its offensive on July 8 to halt missile salvoes by Hamas Islamists, who were struggling under the weight of an Israeli-Egyptian economic blockade and angered by a crackdown on their supporters in the nearby occupied West Bank. Some 643 Palestinians, many of them children and civilians have died in the conflagration, including a seven-year-old hit by a shell in southern Gaza early Wednesday, a medic said. Some 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed, including a tank officer shot by a Palestinian sniper overnight. Two civilians have been slain by rocket fire. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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A Palestinian man in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting the body to a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip Read more

A Chinese People's Liberation Army cadet sits in a Main Battle Tank during a demonstration at the PLA's Armoured Forces Engineering Academy Base, in the outskirt of Beijing.

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A Chinese People’s Liberation Army cadet sits in a Main Battle Tank during a demonstration at the PLA’s Armoured Forces Engineering Academy Base, in the outskirt of Beijing.

Overweight Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children in Beijing, China

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Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp for overweight children in Beijing, China

Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county...Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county, Hunan province July 15, 2014.  More than 50,000 locals and tourists were evacuated since Monday night as record downpours hit Fenghuang county of central China's Hunan province, Xinhua News Agency reported.

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Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river as heavy rainfall hits the ancient town of Fenghuang county, Hunan province on Tuesday