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The window curtain in the soft-sleeper wagon shows Bactrian camels in the Taklimakan Desert, with a Uygur woman riding on it, below the Altun Shan mountains and a snowy Tibetan landscape in the background.
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Two women wait for their rides outside the station in Shache. The signs behind them read “train station” in both Mandarin and the Uygur language. Shache is historically known as Yarkant.
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A wagon is full of dust and sand from the desert between Hotan and Kashgar because of a broken window.
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As the train passes through a desert sandstorm, dust makes its way through cracked or broken windows. Passengers and staff alike cover their faces to avoid breathing in the sand.
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Aïgul travels with her mother back home to Shache after visiting relatives in Hotan. Her lunch sits on the shelf beside her.
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A Uygur woman carries money in her stockings, a common practice. Uygur women, while Muslim, typically do not adhere to the conservative dress code that women in neighboring countries follow.
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A rare bit of greenery pops up between stretches of the Taklimakan Desert, between Hotan and Shache.
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