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China crisis

China crisis
A boy runs in front of a burnt out car in a street in China's far west Xinjiang province. A total of 156 people were killed and more than 800 injured when Muslim Uighurs rioted, according to state-run media. (Getty Images)
China crisis
People walk past burnt out cars and buses in the street in the regional capital Urumqi following the deadly riots. Thousands of people took part in the violence. (Getty Images)
China crisis
Chinese riot police patrol an Urumqi street. The riots triggered an enormous security crackdown across Xinjiang where tensions have long simmered amid Uighur claims of repressive Chinese rule. (Getty Images)
China crisis
Ethnic Uighur women grab at a riot policeman as they protest. International concern has mounted over the carnage in Xinjiang. State media said the deaths occurred when Muslim Uighurs went on the rampage, but Uighur leaders said riots started after Chinese police attacked a peaceful protest. (Getty Images)
China crisis
A boy stands amidst the burnt wreckage of a bus and stalls in a street. The ethnic unrest is the most deadly to have hit the country for decades. (Getty Images)
China crisis
People pass a burnt out car on a street in Urumqi. (Getty Images)

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