The National Geographic website contains a considerable amount of content from the current issue of its magazine, as well as past issues. Visitors will enjoy the photos in the online articles, as they are every bit as stunning as those in the physical magazine. This article, "Uygurs: The Other Tibet", is about a population of Muslims living in western China and it contains a "Photo Gallery", "Map: Exploiting a Rich Frontier", along with the "Feature Article". The "Photo Gallery" contains many images of the contrast between the newly arriving Han Chinese, and the resident Uygurs. The brief captions below each photo of the slideshow provide insight into the sometimes very unfamiliar sights. The interactive map details the decreasing population of Uygurs since 1941, which has declined from 80% to 46%, and the simultaneous increase in the population of Han Chinese, which has increased from 5% to 39%. The map also illustrates the types and location of energy produced in the Xinjiang region. To enlarge the map, visitors should click the "+" sign above the map to see it in a new window, and then click on the map.


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