China's Heilongjiang Province (13 images)

The Northern frontier province of Heilongjiang borders Russia and is home to one of China's vanishing ethnic minorities, the Hezhen.
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Northern China ethnic minority goat herders take their animals to the Songhua River and its wetlands, which serves as a natural border between China and Russia (background), in Fuyuan, a frontier town in China's northern Heilongjiang Province on August 4, 2013. China's ethnic minorities and their cultures are vanishing as development and urbanization pressures compete with their ability to sustain their traditional ways of life. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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