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Tibetan Muslim women pass through Niujie Street (the “Ox Road”), the biggest and oldest Muslim quarter in the capital. At the background, there is a huge banner showing China’s 56 nationalities. China has dozens of Muslim nationalities, but Muslims among Tibetan is a minority of a minority. They live in remote villages in northern Tibet. The ladies wear Tibetan apron (means they are married) combined with Islamic hijab veil. They come to Beijing as they are departing to Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj pilgrimage.
Beijing, China, 2010

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