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. Read more

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.