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Anti-rainbow flag protest
Protesters rally at Taichung City Hall plaza on Tuesday, Dec. 6, urging Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung to back away from his decision to fly the rainbow flag for seven days at Taichung local governmental buildings starting Dec. 10 to show support for LGBT people. .
 
In cold blood
This picture shows a big lizard spotted on the rain shelter of a house in downtown Taichung.
 
Thunder Tigers roar again
President Tsai Ing-wen, foreground, applauds during a performance by the Air Force's Thunder Tiger Aerobatics Team in Taichung, Saturday.
 
lin Liu--Hundreds gathered in front of the Taichung City Government building Tuesday to protest a hike in land-value tax.
 
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.
 
'Taichung residents refuse to be ATMs'
Taichung City councilors and locals protest higher taxes outside the Taichung City Government building on Thursday, Nov. 4. A hike to Taichung's land value tax in November has lifted payments by 38 percent on average.
 
The location of a computer in the home is closely related to whether a student develops Internet addiction, according to the results of a survey by a research team at Asia University in Taichung.
 
A dolphin found grounded on a beach in Da'an District in Taichung has been rescued by the Taiwan Cetacean Society and other experts who were called in to help.
 
Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh called for speedy carbon reduction, warning that "time is running out."
 
The Taichung District Prosecutors Office said Wednesday that a total of 194 toy shotguns circulating in the local military gaming market have been seized, with four suspects arrested for selling them.
 
Taichung film center
Several Taichung councilors hold posters decrying a delay in the construction of a filmmaking center in the central city on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The councilors said the Taichung City government started planning the filmmaking center on advice from renowned director Ang Lee, but added it may now trail other Taiwanese cities in terms of becoming a film production hub. The councilors' lament comes a day after Tainan Mayor William Lai announced that the southern city would build a filmmaking base in Shalun District, Ang Lee's hometown. The Taichung City government said construction would begin on Thursday, Oct. 20.
 
Curtain call for old Taichung station
The century-old Taichung Railway Station will "go into history" after the last Tze-chiang Limited Express Train departs from the station at 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. A new elevated railway station will be inaugurated the following day.
 
Taichung railway elevation
An elevated railway in Taichung is shown in the photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The city is due to complete the railway elevation project on Sunday, Oct. 16, and all ground level train services will be terminated. It aims to solve the problem of railway lines dividing urban areas into pieces and causing traffic bottlenecks due to numerous ground-level crossings.
 
Planners of last month's National Taichung Theater opening ceremony have come under fire for mistreating cultural heavyweights attending the event.
 
A Vietnamese woman has been taken into custody for abandoning her recently born baby girl at a temple in Taichung last week, local police said Wednesday.
 
The Taichung police yesterday arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting an Indonesian caregiver working in his home.
 
Opening of the gate
Teachers, students and parents prepare to watch a dragon dance celebrating the completion of a new school gate in Central Taiwan, Monday, Aug. 29. National Taichung Senior High School's new gate was unveiled yesterday.
 
As it warms up for the grand Taichung World Flora Exposition 2018, the Taichung City Government presents Taichung Arts Festival 2016, which will showcase hundreds of performances from local and overseas artists.
 
Nearly there
A view of Chienku North Road in Taichung City on Monday, Aug. 15. Fencing along the metro system construction site has been taken down and cleared away according to schedule.
 
Cold noodles sold at convenience store Hi-Life were found to contain excess levels of coliform bacteria in a recent inspection carried out by Chiayi County Health Bureau (CCHB), which was transferred to Taichung City Health Bureau for further investigation, according to reports Thursday.
 
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