[Xinjian Province, China; July 7. Image via Getty]

Muslim ethnic Uighurs carry a woman who fainted during a protest in Urumqi in China's far west Xinjiang province on July 7, 2009. Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of Han Chinese protesters armed with makeshift weapons and vowing revenge, as chaos gripped this flashpoint city riven by ethnic tensions. Thousands of heavily armed police deployed across Urumqi, the capital of China's remote northwest Xinjiang region, but tensions spiked dramatically following weekend rioting that claimed at least 156 lives. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)