June 27, 2012 (17 images)

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A Chinese man sells red bracelets at his stall in the Muslim Quarter of the ancient Chinese walled city Xi'an, one of the oldest cities in China and the capital of Shaanxi Province on June 27, 2012. During the 8th century, Xi'an was one of the largest cities in the world with over one million inhabitants, among which one third were said to be foreign merchants and followers of Islam. Upon settling down and marrying Han women, their descendants became the Chinese Muslims of Xi'an today. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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