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Paramilitary policemen patrol the streets near the People's Square in Urumqi, Xinjiang. A day after the attack in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, survivors narrated tales of terror and said they no longer feel insulated from the long-simmering insurgency against Chinese rule, which has struck their city twice in recent weeks. While the perpetrators haven't been named, Chinese authorities have blamed recent attacks on radical separatists from the country's Muslim Uyghur minority.

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Bloodstains are seen on the floor of a restaurant, which was stormed by assailants on last Sunday's attack in Kashgar in China's far-western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in which at least 20 peole were killed.

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Members of the Uyghur ethnic minority walk past a Muslim mosque near the Erduoqiao neighborhood in Urumqi in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. China blamed Muslim extremists trained in Pakistan for launching one of two deadly weekend attacks in a troubled far western region, while overseas activists feared the government could respond by cracking down on ethnic Uighurs widely blamed for the unrest.

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Japanese supporters of Uighurs shout slogans as they march though a street in a rally against China's government in Tokyo. Around 200 Uighurs and their supporters took to a street ahead of the first anniversary of a deadly ethnic violence between Xinjiang's minority Uighurs and majority Han Chinese migrants last July.

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Exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer speaks to a media round table in Melbourne, Australia, after arriving in the country for the screening of a documentary about her life at the Melbourne International Film Festival. China has accused Kadeer of fomenting the recent ethnic unrest in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi and has asked Australia to refuse her a visa.

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An Indonesian Muslim student wears a headband during a protest against China's crackdown on the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang region, outside Chinese Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Chinese troops occupy the main squre in Hotan, China. A week after rioting in Urumqi security forces were on high alert through out the western region of Xinjiang.

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A Uighur woman cries as reporters visit a Uighur district which protested in Urumqi, western China's Xinjiang province. Security forces kept a firm grip on the tense Xinjiang capital after days of ethnic violence that killed 156 people, and alarmed Chinese leaders vowed to deal firmly with those behind the attacks.

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Heavily armed Chinese police officers patrol near a mosque in a Uighur neighborhood a day after Han Chinese mob's attack in Urumqi, China. China's president cut short a G8 summit trip to rush home Wednesday after ethnic tensions soared in Xinjiang territory, and the government flooded the area with security forces in a bid to quell emotions in the wake of a massive riot that left 156 dead.

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An Uighur woman protests before a group of paramilitary police in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Ethnic Uighurs scuffled with armed police in a fresh protest in the western region of Xinjiang, where at least 156 people have been killed and more than 1,400 people arrested in western China's worst ethnic violence in decades.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, firefighters put out a fire on a bus in Dawannanlu Street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Nearly 1,000 protesters from a Muslim ethnic group rioted in China's far west, overturning barricades, attacking bystanders and clashing with police in violence that killed at least three people, including a policeman, state media and witnesses said.

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Ethnic Tajik men walk past a propaganda billboard on a street in Tashkorgan, in China's western Xinjiang province. The hoarding reads "The Army loves the people. The people support the army, and the army and the people are united as one family." China maintains tight control over Xinjiang, a multi-cultural region with numerous ethnic mnorities. Uighur muslims, the dominant ethnic group, have for years waged a low intensity campaign, including bombings and assasinations, against Chinese rule.

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A Chinese Muslim family gather near a fire after sleeping outdoors for fear of aftershocks in Qunkuqiake village in the Bachu district of Xinjiang, Western China, Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rumbled through the province on Monday morning, killing more than 260 and injuring more than 2,000.

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Monday August 4, 2008
But China's hopes of national glory and global acceptance seem to be getting marred. Two men rammed a dump truck into a group of jogging policemen and then tossed grenades into their barracks killing 16 officers and wounding others in Kashgar in the China's restive Central Asian border province, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. In this June 18, 2008 file photo, a Chinese paramilitary officer keeps watch over spectators and journalists at Aitigar Square during the Olympic torch relay in Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China. Also See: Olympian Worries

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