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February, 23, 2017

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You don't see this every day
An overturned car lies sideways in Da-an River in Miaoli County's quiet township of Tai-an. A wanted criminal surnamed Peng was found wet and nearly unconscious behind some bushes after his car overturned in the river, officers said on Thursday. Wanted for drug possession, he drove the vehicle into the river bank when being chased by police.
 
Burnin' rubber
Firefighters battle a fire at a recycling center in Miaoli City on Thursday, Feb. 16. The fire went on for 22 hours before it was finally put out on Thursday noon, sending a thick cloud of black smoke hanging over the city. Residents complained of the stench of burned plastic and rubber, while some complained of dizziness and of having been "poisoned."
 
Meet you in Miaoli
Performers put on a dragon dance in Miaoli City as fireworks go off on Thursday, Feb. 9. Traditional Hakka celebrations for the lantern festival kicked off Thursday and will last until Saturday. Traffic controls will be imposed in the main festival area. More information can be found on the Miaoli City Office website. Shuttle buses between the venue and Miaoli Station are also available.
 
Look out! It's got a banjo!
Several people take pictures with the mascot of Miaoli County's new studio park.
 
Eight Thai women arrested for prostitution in Miaoli County
Police have arrested eight women from Thailand for being involved in the illegal sex trade in Miaoli County, but they are still trying to identify those who were responsible for the bringing the women into Taiwan.
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Staff at Tunghsiao thermal power plant in Miaoli were surprised to find an unexpected visitor near the facility's water treatment plant on Thursday -- a sea turtle.
 
Paw enforcement
A volunteer traffic officer and a volunteer dog strike a pose during their patrol in Tongxiao Township (通霄鎮), Miaoli County, Sunday, Dec. 11.
 
Child kills uncle, injures father after accidentally firing rifle
A 12-year-old boy killed his uncle and injured his father after accidentally firing a hunting rifle late on Saturday.
 
Fishy deaths
Dead fish are seen on the bank of Chungkang Creek in Miaoli County Friday on Nov. 18. The local official who took the photo estimated that there were more than 10,000 putrefying fish stretching over several kilometers along the mouth of the creek. The cause of the deaths was not known.
 
Frolicking through the field
Government officials and farmers dance in a field of chrysanthemum as part of a promotional campaign for the 2016 Tongluo Township Chrysanthemum and Taro Festival, Tuesday, Nov. 15. Miaoli's Tongluo Township is the main grower of chrysanthemum in Taiwan.
 
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