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Chinese students walk by a mosque in Hami, in China's farwest... News PhotoChina - East Asia,Horizontal,Mosque,Religion,Student,Walking,Xinjiang ProvincePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPChinese students walk by a mosque in Hami, in China's farwest Xinjiang region on August 2, 2012. Authorities in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned Muslim officials and students from fasting during Ramadan, prompting an exiled rights group to warn of new violence. Xinjiang is home to around nine million Uighurs, a Turkic speaking, largely Muslim ethnic minority, many of whom accuse China's leaders of religious and political persecution. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)