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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.

Hualien County Fire Bureau via AP

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.

AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying

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

AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying

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.

AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying

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.

AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying

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.

AP Photo/ Chiang Ying-ying

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.

AP Photo/ Chiang Ying-ying

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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The mangled fuselage of a TransAsia Airways commercial plane after it crashed in Taipei, Taiwan.

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AT-3 jets trail colored smoke as they fly over the Taiwan Presidential Office during National Day celebrations marking the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, in Taipei.

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Taiwan Navy's Perry-class frigate launches an ASROC (anti-submarine rocket) during the annual Han Kuang military exercises, off the east coast of Hualien, central Taiwan.

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At a traffic light in Taipei, Taiwan. According to 2012 statistics from the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), nationwide scooter usage stood at 48.5 percent, roughly 12 million people.

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Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's latest creation, a 25-meter (82 feet) white rabbit, leans up against an old aircraft hangar as part of the Taoyuan Land Art Festival in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

AP Photo/Wally Santana

Locals survey the damage from massive gas explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Scores of people were killed when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said.

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Multiple explosions from an underground gas leak rocked Kaohsiung, in Taiwan.

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A relative of a victim in the TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crash cries during a funeral service on the Taiwan island of Penghu. Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was likely the cause of the plane crash that killed more than 40 people.

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A forensic team recovers human remains among the wreckage of crashed TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on the outlying island of Penghu, Taiwan. Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of the plane crash that killed more than 40 people, the airline said Thursday.

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Rescue workers work next to the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, killing 51 people.

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Taiwan's panda cub Yuan Zai, right, and her mother Yuan Yuan enjoy Yuan Zai's first birthday cake at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Taiwan. The panda cub's parents Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan were gifts from China to mark warming ties with Taiwan in 2008.

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A massive protest was witnessed over the controversial China Taiwan trade pact in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Students protest against a China Taiwan trade pact in Taipei, Taiwan. Hundreds of protesters opposed to a trade pact with China have invaded Taiwan's Cabinet offices, marking a sharp escalation in a student-led movement against the island's rapidly developing ties with the communist mainland.

AP Photo/Wally Santana

A fireworks display is set off from the Taipei101 skyscraper during New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Best Leading Actor Lee Kang Sheng holds his award for his film " Stray Dogs " at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese director Tsai Ming Liang holds his award and delivers a speech for Best Director at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. Tsai won for the film " Stray Dogs " at this year's Golden Horse Awards -the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events.

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Taiwanese actress Shu-yau Kuo holding a trophy poses for media for Best New Performer at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan, center, He Jun, right, and JC Stunt Team holds their trophies for Best Action Choreography at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese actress Chen Chen holds her awards and poses for the media after winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese actor Jimmy Wang Yu and his daughter arrive at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. Wang is nominated as Best Leading Actor for the film " Soul" at this year's Golden Horse Awards -one of the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events.

AP Photo/ Wally Santana

Models display creations by Hong Kong designer brand Mondovi Lingerie Couture during the Taipei IN Style fashion show in Taipei, Taiwan.

AP Photo/ Wally Santana

Visitors pose with "Robot Kitty" for souvenir photos at an exhibition of Hello Kitty and its related items in Taipei, Taiwan.

AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying

A girl squirts with a water gun in summer heat at Taipei Water Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese people pray together during the Taiwan National Buddha's Birthday celebration in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.

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