Urumqi Street Police

After last year summer unrest in Chinese XinJiang province, the capital is still full with Chinese Military police. They usually walk in groups of 5+ people. At one place we saw about 30 of them cooling off in the shade. 
I was seating on the curb and waiting for Katia and Wiff, I had my camera on my lap, ready to shoot. These guys suddenly appear marching towards me. I took a few shots from my lap, for some reason I didn’t want to bring camera to my face and look at them through the viewfinder, and I didn’t shoot when they were walking past me just a few feet apart. I guess, when you face with military policy, who has automatic guns and other weaponry, you try to make safe choices and not aggravate them by taking photos with large camera. Who knows what type of orders they have.

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