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Surf's up, dude!
A windsurfer shows off his skills ahead of a winter windsurfing championship in Penghu County on Thursday, Nov. 10. Sixty athletes from seven nations will complete in the three-day championship starting Friday.
 
The wreckage of an unmanned surveillance drone lost last month during an Army training exercise in Southern Taiwan was found on Wednesday, Taiwan military said.
 
The Yunlin County government has rejected an offer by the Formosa Petrochemical Corp.'s (FPC's) No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex to sponsor the Taiwan Lantern Festival in the county next year, Yunlin Magistrate Lee Chin-yung said Wednesday.
 
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office pressed charge on Tuesday against a graduate student who cracked an egg on the head of Ministry of Education official in July.
 
Worth the risk
A waterspout is seen off the shores of Badouzi Township in Keelung on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
 
SOGO anniversary
Accompanied by a staff member dressed as Hello Kitty, Far Eastern Group CEO Douglas Hsu speaks at a ceremony to celebrate the 29th anniversary of SOGO Department Stores on Monday, Nov. 7.
 
Green, green silvergrass of home
Hikers walk the Caoling Historic Trail in New Taipei City in this undated file photo released by the Tourism Bureau. Taiwan is entering the silvergrass (Miscanthus) season and the bureau is holding related activities from now to Nov. 27 for visitors to the trail, which is famed for the silvergrass scenery if offers.
 
Taipei City's Civil Affairs Bureau (CAB) used the name Republic of Taiwan to represent Taiwan on its official website and drew criticism. The name Republic of Taiwan has since been changed to Republic of China (Taiwan) after Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je demanded that the bureau correct the mistake immediately.
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The fanciest friend
Bao-Bao the squirrel models a costume hand-sewn by her owner, Chen Yi-hsia, on Monday, Nov. 7. Chen, who also owns a male squirrel, Kiki, makes them tiny costumes from her old clothes. She adopted Kiki after he fell from a tree in a local park and was picked up by a friend.
 
Down by the jetty
The old ice factory of the Third Fishing Port is seen in this photo taken in Magong, Penghu on Monday, Nov. 7. Construction of a new ice and refrigeration factory began Monday. The old plant will be demolished and a marina built in its place.
 
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