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3/14/2004--Ma Village, Ningxia Province, China..Sheik Hong Yang (39) head of the Hufuye muslim sect in China's arid Ningxia Province waits in the home of a sect member to bless a wedding...With nearly a million members, the Hufuye sect is one of many religious groups expanding under greater religious freedoms in China although most still fear government crackdowns and follow Beijing's line...Photograph by Stuart Isett     .©2004 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved