In Xinjiang, camels aren’t just for riding!
Thanks to Alex Blackwelder, a Xinjiang enthusiast and faithful FarWestChina reader, for submitting this photo! Below is an excerpt from her website about the photo:
I was in Hotan, West China exploring one of the city’s awesome weekly markets. Hotan citizens are mainly Uyghur, a Muslim ethnicity that you would never think lives in China. When I passed the butcher, I saw these two camel heads. Such an odd thing to see on the ground. I set up my composition & right before I took the photo, that man turned around & looked at me. Perfect. He completes the photo, in my opinion. I don’t remember him looking as mean in person as he does in this photo.
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