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Hair-braiding competition in Xinjiang

2011-08-27 09:46:22 GMT2011-08-27 17:46:22(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Competitors plait hair for each other during a hair-braiding contest in Moyu county, Hotan prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, Aug 26, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Competitors plait hair for each other during a hair-braiding contest in Moyu county, Hotan prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, Aug 26, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Competitors plait hair for each other during a hair-braiding contest in Moyu county, Hotan prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, Aug 26, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Women show their braids during a hair-braiding competition in Moyu county, Hotan prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, Aug 26, 2011. [Photo/CFP] [Photo/CFP]

Women show their braids during a hair-braiding competition in Moyu county, Hotan prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, Aug 26, 2011. [Photo/CFP] [Photo/CFP]

A hair-braiding competition in Moyu county, Hotan prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, draws hundreds of Uygur women, Aug 26, 2011.[Photo/CFP]

A hair-braiding contest was held in Moyu county, Hotan prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, Aug 26, 2011.

The contest attracts about 200 Uygur women and hundreds of tourists from both inside and outside Xinjiang. Long braids are a traditional Uygur hairstyle.

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