China - Christopher Herwig

Hotan, Xinjiang, China - September 29, 2009: Chinese soldier in front of a communist propaganda statue of Chairman Mao shaking hands with a shorter Uyhgur man. After riots in Urumqi in July of 2009 the government put thousands of soldiers on the streets of every town in Xinjiang to strengthen their control. Soldiers forced these images to be erased after they were taken. (Photo by: Christopher Herwig)

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