Day 16~ June 16th~Xinjiang

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a little boy, a sun flare and a lollypop

One of the wildest things to witness in Kashgar is the livestock market. Animals are brought in early in the morning by local salesmen on trucks, horseback carriages, and other vehicles and are lined up together for merchants from all over China to bargain for and buy. The condition of the animals and the handling of them can leave you in a state of shock, but that is how things have always been done at this market. I walked there with my camera in the middle of clouds of dust and symphonies of sheep, goats, cows, horses, donkeys, camels and other livestock and as always, I was mostly caught by the people.

This little boy was being trained into the trade as with other young boys by his father, and he sat in the middle of the market, money in one hand, lollypop in the other while the sales were being negotiated.

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  1. You are right about the animals Mimo… simplicity can bring with it cruelty too.

  2. Interesting layers of people in this shot. I love his stare, it’s such a contrast from the woman behind him

  3. love the sun flare, such a small thing, but it brings an extra element to the photos we’ve witnessed so far

  4. The wildest thing for me is to come to your blog viewing the pictures you took and read the stories.

  5. Hi,
    A great photo. πŸ™‚

  6. There’s a bit of humor in this picture I think. Up close there is an adorable boy about to eat candy and an elderly lady in the background with missing teeth.

  7. wow.. love the woman in the background too. c

  8. What a cutie πŸ™‚

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