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Herdsmen ride as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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Herdsmen ride as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas in a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Residents wearing masks pose for a photograph near a statue of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, as a sandstorm hits Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China

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Residents wearing masks pose for a photograph near a statue of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, as a sandstorm hits Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China

Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters sit on horseback as they travel to a local competition in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwestern China. The festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The training and handling of the large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations.

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Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwest China, travel to a festival organised by the local hunting community to promote traditional hunting practices in the mountainous region that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia

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