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A man wearing a traditional Uighur (Uyghur) hat watches pigeons return to their traps. Known as 'pigeon-fancying', the tradition is long-standing within the Uighur (Uyghur) community. This practice, along with many other Uighur cultural expressions, has become endangered, as the Chinese government demolish much of the traditional Muslim housing, with flat roofs and courtyards, to make way for modern buildings..