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Uygur people praying at the graves of Islamic saints in Xinjiang Province, China, during a sandstorm
February 23, 2021

Sandstorm Prayers

Uygur pilgrims pray at the graves of Islamic saints during the Imam Asim festival near Hotan, Xinjiang Province, China. The Uygur people are a Muslim minority in China, heavily persecuted by the Chinese government.
Photograph by Carolyn Drake, Nat Geo Image Collection
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