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The beach by summer
Mei Jia Wu Village, Hangzhou, China
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
17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Daughters' Love

America accepted Sofia and her sister Nafise as refugees when they were just 10 and 8. Now their childhood home in Urumqi (a city in the country formerly known as Eastern Turkestan) is under China's extreme surveillance and lock down of the Uyghur Minority where over 2 million of her friends, neighbors, and relatives are imprisoned. Unable to return home, many Uyghurs have adopted a dual pride of America and Eastern Turkestan and wonder what life would have been like under different circumstances.

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: 08.2019
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2019, 10:55 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f2.8
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PHOTO LOCATION Tashkent, Uzbekistan