Sunday, June 7, 2009
Portait of a Uighur
On my first day in Bishkek, capital of the small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan, I met this Uighur man while taking pictures of the Philharmonia (see behind statue). Most of the Uighur people live in China's western frontier province of Xinjiang, though they are also represented in Kyrgyzstan and other neighboring countries. Unfortunately, I was unable to have a chat with this gentleman, due to severe language difficulties!