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Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.
Colorfully dressed Uyghur women frequent the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Colorfully dressed Uyghur women frequent the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Despite pervasive Chinese influence, local Uyghur life goes on on the back streets of the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Despite pervasive Chinese influence, local Uyghur life goes on on the back streets of the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

The Id Kah Mosque (1442) in Kashgar, Xinjiang, is the largest mosque in China. Tourists may visit daily but Muslim worshippers are only allowed in for Friday prayers and their ID cards are recorded.

The Id Kah Mosque (1442) in Kashgar, Xinjiang, is the largest mosque in China. Tourists may visit daily but Muslim worshippers are only allowed in for Friday prayers and their ID cards are recorded.

The 7th century Moer Buddhist Pagoda lies in the desert south of Artush near Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

The 7th century Moer Buddhist Pagoda lies in the desert south of Artush near Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

The Tomb of Sultan Satuk Bughra Khan at Artush near Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, contains the tomb of the first Kashgar ruler to convert to Islam.

The Tomb of Sultan Satuk Bughra Khan at Artush near Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, contains the tomb of the first Kashgar ruler to convert to Islam.

The Fragrant Imperial Concubine of Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianlong is among the 72 persons of five generations buried in the Abakh Hoja Mazar (1640) at Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

The Fragrant Imperial Concubine of Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianlong is among the 72 persons of five generations buried in the Abakh Hoja Mazar (1640) at Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

This lady at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, is preparing greens.

This lady at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, is preparing greens.

Dough punchers at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, use underground ovens to bake their buns.

Dough punchers at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, use underground ovens to bake their buns.

This open air restaurant at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, has a ready supply of meat.

This open air restaurant at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, has a ready supply of meat.

Uyghur cooks at work at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Uyghur cooks at work at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Goats are tethered together at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Goats are tethered together at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Rows of docile sheep await sale and slaughter at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Rows of docile sheep await sale and slaughter at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Yaks are on offer at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Yaks are on offer at the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Farmers flock to the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Farmers flock to the Sunday livestock market in a suburb northwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Merchants await a sale at the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

Merchants await a sale at the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.

The Grand Bazaar at Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, is still a largely Uyghur enclave.

The Grand Bazaar at Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, is still a largely Uyghur enclave.