On the way back to Urumqi we passed a local Uighur market. There were lots of fruits, vegetables, meat and dry goods. The lady in the centre photo is making shoes.
Back in Urumqi, the mosque and the market were closed. Throughout the city, and in fact throughout the rest of the Western Province we saw military on every major street corner. This was a result of the riots in July and there was a sense that nothing bad was going to happen to disrupt the 60th anniversary celebrations. Schools were also closed during this time.