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But which came first?
No2Good, the designer for Taipei Lantern Festival 2017, speaks at a press conference of the main display area on Thursday, Jan. 26, with cardboard figures showing his designs.
 
It's a lantern, too
Yunlin's Beigang Chao-Tian Temple (北港朝天宮) is this year's Taiwan Lantern Festival's main lantern, having been decorated by event organizers with lights and projectors.
 
Police arrested a suspect in Taichung earlier this month on charges of manufacturing a large number of NT$50 coins in a clandestine factory, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) announced.
 
New year, new family
Lin Huang-wen (連晃汶), left and his wife, Chen Shu-yi (陳淑怡) pose for a photo at the reunion dinner for the residents of the Weiguan Jinlong Building, which collapsed after an earthquake hit south Taiwan on Feb.6, 2016, at the original site of the building in Tainan on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Lin and Chen, who lost both of their sons in the earthquake, are determined to re-build their family.
 
I hear the train a-comin'
A tour train decorated with art from the indigenous Tsou People is parked on the platform during an unveiling press conference yesterday.
 
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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Cycle in paradise
This file photo shows a cycling route in central Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake area that was chosen by global travel search engine Skyscanner recently as one of the world's top 8 cycle paths.
 
Newborn abandoned in Tainan alley
A newborn boy was found alive on Saturday after being left overnight in an alley near Fort Zeelandia in Tainan.
 
New year, old tradition
A "weiya," or year-end banquet, for homeless people in Greater Kaohsiung, Saturday, Jan. 21. The local government and social welfare organizations yesterday hosted a 60-table banquet, one of many held across Taiwan ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
 
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