Taiwan

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

An employee wearing a pair of wings waits for her shift to end at Ximendin fashion district in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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An employee wearing a pair of wings waits for her shift to end in the Ximendin fashion district in Taipei, Taiwan

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, August 1, 2014. The explosion caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second city killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, a government agency said.

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Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Friday. The explosion, caused by a gas leak, killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air

Taiwan Air Force AT-3 jets fly in formation over Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (CCK) in central Taichung on July 17, 2014 during a rehearsal for the base opening to the public.  Taiwan's military plans to open the CCK air force base to the public on July 19 and expects to have some 150,000 visitors.

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Taiwan Air Force AT-3 jets fly over Ching Chuan Kang air base (CCK) in central Taichung on Thursday during a rehearsal for the base opening to the public

An pro-democracy activist scuffles with police officers while Zhang Zhijun, director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office meets with Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council minister Wang Yu-chi, in Taoyuan June 25, 2014. Zhang, China's top official in charge of Taiwan ties will make a landmark visit to the island this week to try to woo Taiwanese who remain suspicious about a pending trade pact as well as meet a senior figure from the pro-independence opposition.

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A pro-democracy activist scuffles with police officers while Zhang Zhijun, director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, meets with Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council minister Wang Yu-chi, in Taoyuan on Wednesday. Mr Zhang is trying to woo Taiwanese who remain suspicious about a pending trade pact.

TOPSHOTS Taiwan air force AT-3 jetsfly i...TOPSHOTS Taiwan air force AT-3 jetsfly in formation to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Taiwan Military Academy, known as Whampoa military academy, in southern Kaohsiung on June 16, 2014.  More then 1,200 military students are graduated from the Taiwan Military Academy as Ma presided over a ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the Whampoa military academy.  AFP PHOTO / SAM YEHSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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Taiwan air force AT-3 jets fly in formation to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Taiwan’s military mcademy, previously known as the Whampoa Military Academy, in southern Kaohsiung

Local workers lift a damaged US-made AH-64E Apache attack helicopte

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Local workers lift a damaged US-made AH-64E Apache attack helicopter from a roof in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, on Friday

TOPSHOTS  A protester shout as police officers try to remove the chairs displayed to block the entrance of the Taiwanese Parliament which is occupied by activists to protest against moves by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a contentious trade agreement with Chinain, in Taipei on March 19, 2014. Late on March 18 around 200 students and activists broke through a security barrier and took over the main chamber in Taiwan's parliament, singing and dancing in protest against the trade agreement. AFP  PHOTO / SAM YEHSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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A protester shouts as police officers try to remove chairs blocking the entrance to the Taiwanese parliament which has been occupied by activists protesting moves by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a contentious trade agreement with China. About 200 students and activists broke through a security barrier and took over the main chamber in Taiwan‘s parliament. 

olicemen setup barbwire to block pro-Ta...Policemen setup barbwire to block pro-Taiwan independent activists during the anniversary of the 1947 massacre during which thousands were killed by nationalist Kuomintang troops from China, outside the Taipei Peace Park on February 28, 2014. The massacre remained taboo for decades under the late nationalist KMT leader Chiang Kai-shek's rule. It was not until 1995 that then president Lee Teng-hui made the first official apology. Parliament later agreed to compensate the victims and made February 28 an official holiday.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YehSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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Policemen set up barbed wire to block pro-Taiwan independence activists outside the Taipei Peace Park. It is the anniversary of the 1947 massacre, known as the 228 Massacre, during which thousands were killed by nationalist Kuomintang troops from China

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.

Rubber Duck Arrives In Taiwan...KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - SEPTEMBER 19:   A giant Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman is pulled into Glory Pier on September 19, 2013 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The 'Rubber' Duck,' is traveling the world and will stop in Kaohsiung from September 19 to October 20.  (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

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A giant rubber duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman is pulled into Glory Pier on Thurday in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The rubber duck is travelling the world and will stop in Kaohsiung from September 19 to October 20

Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. Fridayís fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeouís ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday. They exchanged punches and threw water ahead of an expected vote authorising a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. The pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist party were pitted against anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive party. 

An innovative roadworks warning system in Taipei, Taiwan.

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An innovative roadworks warning system in Taipei, Taiwan

Kids in camouflage clothes attend a physical training session in a kindergarten in Taichung, central Taiwan, July 15, 2013. A kindergarten in Taiwan provides physical training sessions, a series of exercises that combines marine drills and gymnastics for pre-school and school aged kids. The training helps children grow well in both mind and body, according to the principal.

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Children in camouflage clothing attend a physical training session at a kindergarten in Taichung, central Taiwan. All kindergartens in the country provide physical training sessions that combine marine-style drills and gymnastics for pre-school and school-aged youngsters. The training helps children grow well in both mind and body, according to the principal.

A government employee inspects a light h...A government employee inspects a light house at Santiaochiao in New Taipei City as typhoon Soulik approaches northern Taiwan on July 11, 2013.  Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik while Japan's Okinawa warned residents giant waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) could hit the archipelago.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YehSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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A government employee inspects a lighthouse at Santiaochiao in New Taipei City as typhoon Soulik approaches northern Taiwan on Thursday. 

Alize Cornet of France hits a return to Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London...Alize Cornet of France hits a return to Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 26, 2013.      REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

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Alizé Cornet of France hits a return to Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan in their women’s singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Championships in London on Wednesday. 

egislators from Taiwan's rulin...TOPSHOTS Legislators from Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party and opposition try to seize the parliament's podium on June 25, 2013.  Fighting broke out in Taiwan's parliament as legislators scuffled and threw coffee during a debate on whether a controversial capital gains tax on share trading should be revised less than a year after it was brought in.

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Legislators from Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party and opposition try to seize the parliament’s podium on Tuesday. Fighting broke out in Taiwan’s parliament as legislators scuffled and threw coffee during a debate on whether a controversial capital gains tax on share trading should be revised less than a year after it was brought in. 

Participants compete in a dragon boat race to mark the Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei

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Participants compete in a dragon boat race in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday. 

Protesters hurl eggs at the Philippines representative office in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 13, 2013. Some 200 Taiwanese gathered outside the Philippines representative office in Taipei on Monday to protest the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippines coast guard in disputed waters between Taiwan and the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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More than 200 protesters show their anger outside the representative office for the Philippines in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippines coast guard in disputed waters between Taiwan and northern Philippines