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Chinese state media says five suicide bombers carried out Xinjiang attack

Paramilitary policemen gesture to stop a photographer from taking pictures as they stand guard after an explosives attack hit downtown Urumqi on Thursday, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Paramilitary policemen gesture to stop a photographer from taking pictures as they stand guard after an explosives attack hit downtown Urumqi on Thursday, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Paramilitary policemen gesture to stop a photographer from taking pictures as they stand guard after an explosives attack hit downtown Urumqi on Thursday, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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People look on at a street cordoned off by police after a blast in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region May 22, 2014. REUTERS/CNSphoto

People look on at a street cordoned off by police after a blast in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region May 22, 2014. REUTERS/CNSphoto

People look on at a street cordoned off by police after a blast in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region May 22, 2014. REUTERS/CNSphoto
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A policeman and fire-fighting trucks are seen near the site of an explosion, which has been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 22, 2014 in this photo distributed by China's official Xinhua News Agency. REUTERS/Cao Zhiheng/Xinhua

A policeman and fire-fighting trucks are seen near the site of an explosion, which has been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 22, 2014 in this photo distributed by China's official Xinhua News Agency....more

A policeman and fire-fighting trucks are seen near the site of an explosion, which has been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 22, 2014 in this photo distributed by China's official Xinhua News Agency. REUTERS/Cao Zhiheng/Xinhua
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Riot policemen look behind them toward the site of an explosion, which has been cordoned off, as they stand guard in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 22, 2014 in this photo distributed by China's official Xinhua News Agency. REUTERS/Cao Zhiheng/Xinhua

Riot policemen look behind them toward the site of an explosion, which has been cordoned off, as they stand guard in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 22, 2014 in this photo distributed by China's official Xinhua News Agency....more

Riot policemen look behind them toward the site of an explosion, which has been cordoned off, as they stand guard in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 22, 2014 in this photo distributed by China's official Xinhua News Agency. REUTERS/Cao Zhiheng/Xinhua
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