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December, 3, 2016

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Lukang, an old township rich with folk culture in central Taiwan, is seeking to boost tourism with Formosan sika deer, the animal in its name, which translates as "the port of deer" in English.
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.
A 56-year-old resident of Taipei's Neihu District has been diagnosed with dengue fever, becoming the sixth confirmed indigenous case since summer, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
Regent Taipei lights Christmas tree
Regent Taipei lit its central court Christmas tree yesterday in Taipei. It is the largest Christmas tree throughout all of Taiwan's five-star hotels and the tree-lighting ceremony is a 24-year-old Taipei tradition, according to a press release from the hotel.
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.
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