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In pictures: Family home

Mehmet Tursun Chong, pictured in front of a Chinese flag (Image: Hugh Sykes)

Boxer and Olympian Mehmet Tursun Chong stands in front of the flag of the People's Republic of China. (Image: Hugh Sykes)

Mehmet Tursun Chong's parents, in Yizebah (Image: Hugh Sykes)

His parents live in Yizebah, in China's far western region of Xinjiang. (Image: Hugh Sykes)

Chong Mehmet sits at a table covered with food (Image: Hugh Sykes)

They laid on a feast - mutton, chicken, melon, apricots, and sambusa (the Uighur word for somosa) - for the BBC's visit. (Image: Hugh Sykes)

The boxer's nephew and nieces, Aliye (left, 10), Mavlan (two) and Tuti (six)  (Image: Hugh Sykes)

Many members of the boxer's family live in Yizebah. Pictured here are nephew and nieces Aliye (left, 10), Mavlan (two) and Tuti (six). (Image: Hugh Sykes)

The seven minders who accompanied the BBC team (Image: Daniel Tetlow)

Seven government minders accompanied the BBC team of two to the farm. (Image: Daniel Tetlow)

A mosque near the village of Yizebah (Image: Hugh Sykes)

A mosque stands on a nearby road - a reminder that the Uighurs are Muslims.(Image: Hugh Sykes)

A quiet country road near the village of Yizebah (Image: Hugh Sykes)

A wooden cart makes its way along a country road, near the family farm. (Image: Hugh Sykes)




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