Chinese policemen march toward a group of local women in Urumqi protesting the arrest of relatives. The violence on July 5 triggered an enormous security crackdown across the province, where tensions have long been strained amid Uighur claims of repressive Chinese rule.
Han Chinese holding sticks and other makeshift weapons meet in the streets of Urumqi on July 7. Police fired clouds of tear gas into the crowds to disperse thousands of Han Chinese protesters, who gathered in response to the ongoing Uighur demonstrations.
A group of Han Chinese walks up a street carrying sticks and shovels through Urumqi, as chaos gripped this city riven by ethnic tensions.
Vehicles destroyed in the July 5 riots are seen on Beiwan Street in Urumqi. Rioters burned 261 vehicles, including 190 buses, at least 10 taxis and two police cars. The bodies of 57 people have been retrieved from the city's streets and lanes in the past two days; the rest have been confirmed dead at hospitals.
Chinese soldiers hold their rifles as they stand guard at a junction in Urumqi on July 6, a day after the deadly riots.