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photo contest slideshow
Gator Exfoliation
Jumping Bean
A female cardinal watches her family
Lounge Lizard
Palm Trees
Night at the Rodeo
Medina market
Nomadic Life
Uyghur-American Pride - back to our roots
Daughters' Love
Walking towards the sun in the Erg Chebbi Dunes
Happy in the face of Genocide
The next generation
Back to home
Uyghur American
Drinking water at night
 Ulgii's Morning
Routine Life
The American Uyghur Family
Mr. Shaimurat
Polar Bear at the North Carolina Zoo
Sunrise on sea beach
17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Happy in the face of Genocide

As a family of Uyghur refugees, we could not return to our home in Urumqi. Tashkent was our next best chance. We had the opportunity to wear our traditional garb and get a taste of our past while supporting the Uyghurs that weren't as lucky as us to escape China's cultural genocide.

TAGS: Uzbekistan

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
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© Steven Bates.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2019
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f2.8
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PHOTO LOCATION Tashkent, Uzbekistan