Daily Flickr Finds: Calinore’s Kashgar

A young boy peers out of the doorway in the Chinese province of Kashgar, where days of rioting have left the area in a state of fear. The tensions between two ethnic groups have led to the recent violence, with the Uighars campaigning for independence from the Chinese government.

The Chinese Government recently announced plans to demolish a vast majority of this ancient city, in favour of more modern and earthquake proof buildings. This defies the wishes of the Uighari people, who would lose the culture in the old city. Additionally, they believe the Chinese Government has alterior motives for the move.

This image by Calinorecaptures perfectly the vulnerability and innocence of the whole situation. And certainly is a topic that spares a thought in a growing world, which still manages to become smaller by the day.