Muslim school girls from St. Maaz high school practice Chinese Wushu martial arts inside the school compound in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Girls from ages 10-16 participate in weekly sessions during the school terms.
Taskurgan is an unforgiving place. Located at 10,140 feet in the Pamir mountain range on the borders of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, close to Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan, this small autonomous Kashgar Prefecture county in Xinjiang, China is cold, the winters are long, and food is hard to come by.
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