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U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, second right, reacts as he is greeted after disembarking from a plane upon arrival at the airport in Taipei, Taiwan. Krach is in Taiwan for the second visit by a high-level American official in two months, prompting a stern warning and threat of possible retaliation from China.

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The Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil, center, and President of the Legislative Yuan Yu Shyi-kun, second from right, walk before Vystrcil delivers a speech at Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. Vystrcil arrived in Taiwan on Sunday accompanied by Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib and more than 80 representatives from government, business and academia on a 6-day visit.

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In this image made from video, a 3 year old girl is lifted into the air by a large kite during a kite festival in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan. The wind slowed down and the girl was safely recovered by adults on the ground.

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In this image made from video, a 3 year old girl is lifted into the air by a large kite during a kite festival in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan. The wind slowed down and the girl was safely recovered by adults on the ground.

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Taiwan's M60A3 Patton main battle tanks fire during the 36th Han Kung military exercises in Taichung City, central Taiwan.

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Taiwanese actor Li Li-rong holds his awards for Best New Talent at the 2020 Taipei Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan. The 2020 Taipei Film Festival is the world's first large-scale film festival held by an entity after the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, walks ahead of Vice-President Lai Ching-te, left of her, as they attend an inauguration ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan. Tsai was inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China on the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory.

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People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as they ride on a bus in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Pedestrians wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus on the streets of Taipei, Taiwan. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Taiwanese army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant over a road during a drill to prevent community cluster infection, in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The city's authorities conducted the drill to simulate the situation before and after community cluster infection of the new coronavirus.

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People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they pray at the popular Longshan Temple in Taipei, Taiwan.

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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the new coronavirus walk on a street in Taipei, Taiwan.

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People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as they visit the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a viral epidemic, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe.

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People wear face masks and walk at a shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan. According to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Friday, the tenth case diagnosed with the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Taiwan.

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People wear masks at a metro station in Taipei, Taiwan. According to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC), the eighth case diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed in Taiwan.

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A U.S. made F-16V fighter is cleaned by auto washing machine during a military exercise in Chiayi County, southern of Taiwan. Defense Ministry started two-day drill to show the ability of the armed forces to provide security ahead of upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.

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Taiwanese President and presidential election candidate Tsai Ing-wen casts her ballot at a polling station in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The future of Taiwan’s democracy is on the line as the self-ruled island’s 19 million voters decide on whether to give independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen a second term.

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Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), delivers a speech to supporters in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Jan. 11, 2020.

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Team members of movie "A Sun" hold their awards for press at the 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. They won include Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best Narrative Feature at this year's Golden Horse Awards -the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events.

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Participants in costume attend the annual gay pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Crowds participate in the annual gay pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Participants revel through the streets during the annual gay pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan.

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This image made from video provided by Taiwan's Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below.

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Protesters lie down with slogans reading ''One Earth, One Chance'' during a global climate strike named ''Earth Funeral'' in Taipei, Taiwan. This event in Taipei is said to be one of 4,500 locations in 150 countries, taking place from Sept. 20-27.

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In this image made from video, a couple walks past fallen rocks on a road after an earthquake in Yilan, northeastern Taiwan.

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In this image made from video, policemen set up police tape over a road where rocks fell after an earthquake in Yilan, northeastern Taiwan. The earthquake caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan as the island braced for the arrival of a severe typhoon.

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Taiwanese same-sex couples walk the red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese same-sex couples go red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese same-sex couples go red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect.

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Same-sex marriage supporters kiss outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan after the legislature passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.

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Same-sex marriage supporters cheer outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan after the legislature passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.

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Same-sex marriage supporters gather outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan's Constitutional Court are scheduled to decide on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. The signs read ''Vote Can't Be Defeated.''

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A Tibetan living in Taiwan wears a mask painted the color of the Tibet national flag during a rally in Taipei, Taiwan to mark the 60th anniversary of the failed 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule.

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Christmasland in New Taipei City follows the overall theme of space and planets. Four light zones and four overpasses are to be decorated with rose gold, pink, blue, and silver white lights.

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Artist Jen Lewin stands within her interactive exhibit THE POOL at Christmasland in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

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In this image from a video, firefighters try to extinguish fire at Taipei Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The fire broke out in the early hours of Monday morning, killing several people.

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Lee Ching-yu, second from right, wife of Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-Che, holds a press conference as she arrives at Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan city, Northern Taiwan

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Protesters march during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan. Hundreds of Taiwanese took to the streets and demanded the government to scrap its nuclear energy usage.

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Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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Clothes hang out on balconies of a leaning apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck late Tuesday night caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously.

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A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake, in Hualien, southern Taiwan.

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A building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake, in Hualien, southern Taiwan. Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit near Taiwan's east coast and killed at least four people.

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Debris around a building that collapsed onto its side following an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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Emergency services attend after a building collapsed on its side, as a man climbs a ladder to gain access to the building, centre background, after an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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A building collapsed by earthquake at an early morning in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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Emergency services attend after a building collapsed onto it's side, following an earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck near the coast of Taiwan, and people may be trapped inside the building.

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Rescuers are seen entering a building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. Rescue workers are searching for any survivors trapped inside the building.

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Debris around a building as rescue workers gain entry after the building collapsed onto its side following an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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Taiwanese people watching a building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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Rescuers are seen entering an building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, center, is briefed at the site of a collapsed building from an earthquake, in Hualien, southeastern Taiwan.

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In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, center back-facing, is briefed at the site of a collapsed building from an earthquake, in Hualien, southeastern Taiwan. Rescuers continue to search for dozens of unaccounted people for in several buildings damaged by a strong earthquake near the island's eastern coast.

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A U.S. made F16 jet fighter takes off for a training exercise during military exercises in Taitung County, eastern Taiwan. Taiwan military started a two-day joint forces exercises to show its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats.

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Military tanks advance during a military exercises in Hualien, eastern Taiwan.

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Taiwanese soldiers take part in a military exercises in Hualien, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday’s drills were to show the ability of the armed forces to provide security in the Taiwan Strait ahead of upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.

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Rikako Fukase and Aru Tateno of Japan perform their free program in the ice dance event at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Misato Komatsubara and Tim Koleto of Japan perform their free program in the ice dance event at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan.

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A Taiwanese supporter kisses a yellow ribbon to pray during a media event to support Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che detained in China, in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwanese human rights activists are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to ask for the release of Lee Ming-che charged with political crimes in China during his visit to Beijing this week.

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Elaborate kites fly during the International Kite Festival, in the Nanliao Harbor, Hsichu City, Taiwan.

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Singer Britney Spears performs during her concert in Taipei, Taiwan.

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A line of promotion women display products to visitors during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei.

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A line of promotion models display products to visitors during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Visitors walk through the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan.

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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shows New HGX with TESLA V100 VERSA GPU CLOUD COMPUTING as he talks about AI and gaming during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center, in Taipei.

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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shows GEFORCE GTX with Max-Q Design as he talks about AI and gaming during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center, in Taipei.

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Visitors review new computer products during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei.

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A video game enthusiast experiences the VEST PC II during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Visitors review the Wheel of Star 'V Case Mod World Series 2017- 1st Place Scratch during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Visitors review new computer products during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei.

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Visitors review new computer products during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Visitors review new computer products during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Competitors perform speed tests on hardware at OC World Record Stage 2017 during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese workers throw bean curd to performers acting Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen and other officeholders during a Labor Day rally in Taipei, Taiwan, as they demand better conditions for workers in Taiwan.

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A soldier run to a M109 Tank during military exercises at the Chukeng area in Taichung county, Taiwan.

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The US presidential polls were a rage in countries like Taiwan, with live telecast of results drawing big crowds

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A woman eats and struggles with her umbrella against powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Megi across the the island in Taipei, Taiwan. Schools and offices have been closed on Taiwan and people in dangerous areas have been evacuated as a large typhoon with 162 kilometers- (100 miles-) per-hour winds approaches the island.

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As fast-moving Typhoon Nepartak makes its way across the Philippines Sea, fishing boats are secured in a port in Ilan County, eastern coast of Taiwan.

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Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen, right, waves beside incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei. Taiwan inaugurated Tsai as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and a flagging economy.

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People try out a new arcade game at the Game Time International (GTI) Taipei Expo in Taipei, Taiwan. The expo features some of the latest coin-operated entertainment machines including Kiddie Rides Machines, Carnival Game Machines and, Multi-Player Machines.

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An army soldier tries to listen to signs of life in a collapsed building from an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan.

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Rescue workers search a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside.

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Rescue workers search a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan.

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Rescue workers search a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan. A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn.

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A baby boy is rescued from a collapsed building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan.

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Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan.

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Supporters of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen cheer as she speaks during a large campaign rally in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Dancers perform during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Dancers from the "Legend Lin Dance Theatre" perform the artistic director and choreographer Li-chen LIN’s classic works "Anthem to the Fading Flowers" during a rehearsal at the National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.

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In this screen grab taken from ETTV, injured concert spectators are treated after an accidental explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powdernear a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party.

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A man carries an injured victim from an accidental explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder Saturday night near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party.

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Emergency rescue workers and concert spectators tend to injured victims after an explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The New Taipei City fire department says 200 people were injured in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for a party.

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Taiwanese perform yoga poses at the start of International Yoga Day in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Relatives from mainland China react as they watch divers recover bodies at the site of a commercial plane crash in Taipei, Taiwan.TransAsia Airways Flight 235 clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island's capital of Taipei.

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