In 1941, papakhi were reserved exclusively for full colonels, generals and marshals, thus becoming a symbol of status and high rank.
china - the uyghur people of xinjiang by Retlaw Snellac on Flickr.
“China - The Uyghur people of Xinjiang.
In Xinjiang, the western province of China, violent combats between the Uyghur people and the new settled Han Chinese people caused more than 150 deads in the beginning of the month of July 2009.
Relations between Chinese authorities and the Uyghur population have a long and
tense history. Uyghurs formed two short-lived East Turkestan republics in the 1930s and 40s during the Chinese civil war and the Japanese invasion. But China subsequently took control of the region, and Beijing has in recent years launched a campaign against Uyghur separatism, which it regards as a war on Islamic terrorism. It has also accused “hostile forces” in the West of fomenting unrest in the strategically important and resource-rich region, which borders several countries in Central Asia.
A woman stands before limestone cliffs in the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, September 1934.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic
The Australian Magpie - Cracticus tibicen; Described as one of Australia’s most accomplished songbirds, the Australian magpie has an array of complex vocalisations.