Uighur

Newly-wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert at a tourism area containing a populus euphratica reserve in Yuli county...Newly-wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert at a tourism area containing a populus euphratica reserve in Yuli county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, November 2, 2014. A total of 22 couples took part in the mass wedding on Sunday, local media reported. Picture taken November 2, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Newly wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert in the tourism area home to a populus euphratica (poplar tree) reserve in Yuli county, Xinjiang

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. 

Suspected Uighurs from China's region of Xinjiang, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai...Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police.

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Suspected Uighurs from the far western region of Xinjiang, China, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai, Songkla

A man leads camels at the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region...A man leads camels at the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, October 29, 2013. Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Camels are led across the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

An anti-terrorism force including public security police and the armed police attend an anti-terrorism joint exercise in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang region on July 2, 2013. The United States is encouraging "terrorism" in Xinjiang, Chinese state media said on July 1, also claiming that separatists in the region -- which has a large Uighur minority -- had fought alongside Syrian rebels.

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An anti-terrorism force, including public security police and the armed police, attends an anti-terrorism joint exercise in Hami, northwest China’s Xinjiang region, on Tuesday. The US is encouraging ‘terrorism’ in Xinjiang, Chinese state media said on Monday, also claiming that separatists in the region, which has a large Uighur minority, had fought alongside Syrian rebels.

A herdsman riding a horse directs a large herd of cattle, sheep and goat as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

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A herdsman on a horse leads a large herd of cattle, sheep and goat as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

A boy wearing costume performs Peking Opera at a Kindergarten at Balikun county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 29, 2013. Children in the kindergarten perform several kinds of traditional Chinese operas during a celebration event ahead of the coming International Children's day. Picture taken May 29, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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A boy performs Peking opera at a kindergarten in Balikun county, Xinjiang province in northwest China. Children in the kindergarten perform several kinds of traditional Chinese operas during a celebration of International Children’s day