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A free outdoor concert featuring local and foreign artistes will be staged in Taipei this weekend to commemorate late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who lost his life in 2002 while on assignment in Pakistan, and to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
 
The Alishan Forest Railway in southern Taiwan will be closed for two days to allow for repair of the tracks, which were damaged by rockslides during heavy rains this week, the railway administration said.
 
Nantou's county council passed a statute Wednesday that requires mountain hikers to equip themselves with GPS and basic communication devices, and to buy insurance before going hiking in the mountainous county in Central Taiwan.
 
The freedom of living alone
Yang San-do (楊三多), dubbed the modern-day Robinson Crusoe by local media, sits outside his self-built shelter in Hualien on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
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TPI CoCo Girls in charity drive
Members of the TPI CoCo Girls, a local pop music group, pose at a press conference hosted by the Red Cross Society in Taipei, as they act as public welfare ambassadors to help solicit donations from the public for underprivileged children.
 
A gourmet Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. This marks the day of the autumnal equinox, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.
 
Breeze Super has reopened after its biggest renovation in its history, with doors set to open in time for Breeze Group's 15th year anniversary sale in September.
 
Stamps of approval
A portion of the wall at the Chung Hsing Post Office in Nantou County is shown in the photo taken Saturday, September 3. The wall decorated with the patterns of more than 300 postage stamps was created as part of the 2014 Taiwan Lantern Festival.
 
Museum to introduce   camera-friendly policy
Visitors enjoyed taking photos inside the National Palace Museum Thursday, the first day the museum has allowed visitors to take pictures under certain conditions.
 
Check mates
Military honor guard members of the R.O.C. Air Force perform at the Taipei Main Station lobby on Thursday, September 1, in celebration of Armed Forces Day on Sept. 3. The Ministry of National Defense (國防部) coordinated a flash mob event across the country, and honor guards performed in Taipei, Banqiao, Taichung and Kaohsiung at 5 p.m. An honor guard, surnamed Fang, said this is the first time the Air Force honor guards participated in a flash mob event and that they have been practicing over the past month. "I hope this performance could make more people see the enthusiasm and training results of soldiers, and could give the audience a good time."
 
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