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« on: July 11, 2009, 22:54 »
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Read the full story and see the fake photos here (China Daily, in English).
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Rebiya Kadeer, head of the separatist World Uygur Congress, displays a picture which she describes as "Chinese police crack down peaceful demonstrators in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region" when interviewed by Qatar's Al-Jazeera Television.

However, the picture Rebiya Kadeer displayed is actually a news photo taken last month in Hubei province.

Xinjiang separatists hold a picture which they describe as "victims of Xinjiang violence" in Ankara, Turkey, July 7, 2009, Those separatists held a demonstration in front of China's embassy to Turkey. This picture is release by AFP.
 
In fact, the picture shown above was taken at a traffic accident scene in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.


 

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