National Day

Students wear colorful hats during the national day anniversary in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei

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Participants in coordinated colours wave national flags during Taiwan’s National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei

Guardsman arrive in the rain at the cathedral in Monaco before the mass for the Monaco's National Day.

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Guardsmen arrive in the rain at Monaco cathedral before a mass to mark the principality’s national day.

Students perform during celebrations to mark National Day in Taipei on October 10, 2013. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou on October 10 hailed a new trade pact with China as protesters hurled shoes and carried a mock coffin to oppose the deal and demand his resignation.

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Students perform during celebrations to mark National Day in Taipei on Thursday. In a speech on the same day, Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou hailed a new trade pact with China, while anti-government protesters hurled shoes and carried a mock coffin to oppose the deal and demand his resignation.

Taiwanese children cover their head to keep from Sun during a rehearsal for National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan. National Day is known as Double-Ten, because it falls on October 10, the tenth day of the tenth month of the year. It commemorates the Republican Revolution, which broke out in Wuhan, China, on the 10th October 10, 1911, and brought about the end of China's Qing dynasty.

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Taiwanese children cover their heads to keep the sun off during a rehearsal for National Day celebrations, on October 10, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan.