Urumqi is home to a large ethnic minority known as the Uighurs (also spelled as Uyghurs or Uygurs). These are Turkic people who speak a language closely related to Turkish and are Muslim. Many Uighurs have fair skin and fair hair and are racially distinct from the Han Chinese.

01 Workers in a butcher shop 02 Uighur Muslim women with headscarf and small girl 03 Old Uighur men 04 Old Uighur man with beard 05 Food stall operator preparing skewers 06 Muslim Uighur food stall owner
07 Open air butchery with mutton carcasses 08 Men selling mutton meat
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