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Snapshots of a rich heritage

(China Daily) Updated: 2015-10-02 07:13 Comments

Snapshots of a rich heritage

Herdsmen of the Tajik ethnic group catch sheep in an event steeped in tradition to welcome spring in the Tashi Kuergan Tajik autonomous county in Xinjiang, on March 18. JIANG WENYAO/XINHUA

The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has been a long-standing home to 13 ethnic groups. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and the establishment of the region in 1955, its people have witnessed tremendous progress both economically and socially. A series of photographs, chosen by China Daily, highlight just some aspects of the lives of the region's 22 million people.

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