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Ramadan in front of Id Kah Mosque of Xinjiang
02-OCT-2008 Alex Lim

Ramadan in front of Id Kah Mosque of Xinjiang

Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

The mosque was built by Shakesimirzha in 1422 (although it included older structures dating back to the 8th century).
It was at the center of a sharp rise in tension between the Muslim Uyghurs and the ruling Han Chinese in Xinjiang in 2003, when the government decided to replace it with a motorway and a shopping mall.
* Got this shot during the Ramadan festival, the holy day for Muslims.

Nikon D300 ,Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X AF Pro DX
1/800s f/8.0 at 12.0mm iso200 full exif

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Fong Lam17-Jan-2009 12:03
Excellent documentary shot in monochrome, Alex!! V
Jessica-C17-Jan-2009 03:53
Nice catch!
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