Remember Old Kashgar (87 images)

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One of the world's oldest cities, Kashgar serves as both the spiritual and political capital of traditional Uighur culture. The modern People's Republic of China has exerted strong control over the region, and Kashgar has been particularly hard hit. Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a province covering 1/6th of China's territory holds a majority of the country's oil and gas reserves. Long at odds with the Uighurs' sometimes bloody quest for indepdence, the Chinese government has insituted a...
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