Many ethnicities overlap in this region of China, where riots have recently made news. There's a link below to more images from Xinjiang
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Ablimit, 22, Kamal, 18, and Tojt, 30 (left to right), are students at Abdikim cooking school in Kuqa city, Xinjiang. The region, situated along the old Silk Road that crossed China and Central Asia, is unusually rich in terms of genetic variety. Uighur facial characteristics and coloring are roughly associated with half East Asian and half Eurasian. Their ethnic-genetic heritage has been the subject of many specialists.