Kyrgyz village in China

Russian reprisals following a rebellion in 1916 led to many Kyrgyz people moving over the mountains into China.
This area of Xinjiang is now an ethnic Kyrgyz autonomous area; before entering the village we had to pass a checkpoint
manned by self-important citizens. There is tension, and has been violence, in the area due to high feelings between Kyrgyz and Uighurs.

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