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Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead

Latest violence to hit the troubled western region, which is home to around 10m members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority

Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
Uighur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer (2nd L) and supporters stage a demonstration against deadly violence in China's Xinjiang region in front of the Chinese embassy in Tokyo on June 30, 2013. China has vowed to ramp up patrols and 'crack down upon terrorist groups' after staging large military exercises in the ethnically-divided Xinjiang region following clashes that killed at least 35 people earlier in the week. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
An armed Chinese policeman mans a roadblock leading into the riot affected town of Lukqun, Xinjiang Province on June 27, 2013. Riots in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang region left 27 people dead, after police opened fire on 'knife-wielding mobs'. It was the latest spasm of violence to hit the troubled western region, which is about twice the size of Turkey and is home to around 10 million members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
A young Uighur girl waits near the main bazaar in the Muslim quarter of Urumqi, Xinjiang Province on June 29, 2013. China's state-run media on June 29 blamed around 100 people it branded as 'terrorists' for sparking 'riots' in the ethnically-divided region of Xinjiang, where clashes killed 35 days earlier. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
Chinese paramilitary police ride in armoured vehicles during a 'show of force' ceremony in Urumqi after a series of terrorist attacks recently hit Xinjiang Province, on June 29, 2013. Armoured vehicles, personnel carriers and other support vehicles blocked access to streets in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, where paramilitary units carried out an exercise. The exercises come ahead of the fourth anniversary on July 5 of riots, between members of China's mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority and the Han majority group, which left around 200 dead. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
Chinese paramilitary police stand guard in the Muslim Uighur minority area of Urumqi, Xinjiang Province on June 30, 2013. Riots in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang region left 35 people dead, after police opened fire on 'knife-wielding mobs'. It was the latest spasm of violence to hit the troubled western region, which is about twice the size of Turkey and is home to around 10 million members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
Armed Chinese police patrol the road leading into the riot affected town of Lukqun, Xinjiang Province on June 27, 2013. Riots in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang region left 27 people dead, after police opened fire on 'knife-wielding mobs'. It was the latest spasm of violence to hit the troubled western region, which is about twice the size of Turkey and is home to around 10 million members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
This photo taken on June 27, 2013 shows the Emin Mosque in Turpan, Xinjiang region. Riots in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang region left up to 35 people dead, after police opened fire on 'knife-wielding mobs'. It was the latest spasm of violence to hit the troubled western region, which is about twice the size of Turkey and is home to around 10 million members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
This photo taken on June 27, 2013 shows Uighur traders beside a burnt out market building at the main bazaar in Turpan, Xinjiang region. Riots in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang region left up to 35 people dead, after police opened fire on 'knife-wielding mobs'. It was the latest spasm of violence to hit the troubled western region, which is about twice the size of Turkey and is home to around 10 million members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
Chinese police remove a camera from a journalist at a checkpoint on the road to the riot-affected Uighur town of Lukqun, Xinjiang province, on June 28, 2013. Fresh violence erupted in China's restive Xinjiang on June 28, state media said, two days after 35 died in what the government called a 'terrorist attack' and a week before the anniversary of major 2009 clashes. (AFP/Getty Images)
Protests by Chinese Muslims leave 35 dead
Ethnic Uighurs commute on the road leading into the riot affected town of Lukqun, Xinjiang Province on June 27, 2013. Riots in China's ethnically divided Xinjiang region left 27 people dead, after police opened fire on 'knife-wielding mobs'. It was the latest spasm of violence to hit the troubled western region, which is about twice the size of Turkey and is home to around 10 million members of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. (AFP/Getty Images)