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So long, Chien-Cheng Circle
Workers carry out the demolition of Chien-Cheng Circle in Datong District, Taipei, Thursday, Nov. 24. Chien-Cheng Circle, which was once a popular food market, survived two fires but suffered a gradual decline. The decision to demolish the building was made after its lease expired this July.
 
Iconic Chien-Cheng Circle is now history
Demolition crews on Thursday began taking apart Chien-Cheng Circle (建成圓環), a circular building that was once a bustling food market in Taipei's Datong District.
 
Up a creek with a paddleboard
A coach and two students stranded on a paddleboard are seen in this photo taken by Coast Guard personnel who came to their rescue off Sizihwan beach in Kaohsiung, Wednesday, Nov. 23. The two students, both from National Sun Yat-sen University, were carried away by strong winds to open waters during a sailboat maneuver exercise. Their coach used the paddleboard to reach the pair and pulled them into the vessel, then waited for the Coast Guard to tow them safely back to shore.
 
Cracking down
Chinese mitten crabs are seen in this photo provided by the Penghu Reconnaissance Brigade under the Coast Guard Administration on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
 
Recovering from paralysis
A physician guides a patient through a rehabilitation exercise at the Buddhist Tzu Chi Hospital in Hualien in this photo released by the hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The patient suffered a blowout fracture on the C7 vertebra after a fall, resulting in paralysis of both arms and legs.
 
Taiwan Water Corp. has suspended the supply of water to parts of New Taipei and Taoyuan from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, the company said.
 
Mediation terminated
Protesters meet press outside a settlement negotiation between the Yunlin County government and Formosa Plastics Group on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
 
Tragic fall
Police examine the scene of an apparent suicide outside a motel in Fongshan District, Kaohsiung, on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
 
A Kaohsiung-registered fishing boat was intercepted 30 nautical miles off Kaohsiung harbor on Tuesday and 1,149 protected turtles aboard the ship seized, coast guard officers reported.
 
A resident in the eastern county of Hualien was recently bitten by a wild ferret-badger with rabies, the ninth such case reported this year, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Tuesday.
 
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