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January, 24, 2017

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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.
 
University presidents hold conference
The 2017 National Conference for College and University Presidents was held Thursday and Friday at Kaohsiung's National Chi Nan University.
 
'I'm not here'
A stall that reportedly hawks fried mullet maw for NT$1,680 a plate is shown in Liuohe Tourist Night Market in Kaohsiung. Consumer protection officials inspected the nightmarket yesterday and found the stand closed in an apparent move to avoid the inspectors.
 
63-meter slide makes debut at Kaohsiung museum
A giant spiral tube slide which allows visitors to slide from the top to the bottom in 16 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 82kph, was unveiled on Tuesday at the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung.
 
Construction begins for Ho-Fa Industrial Park
This photo shows land reserved for the development of Ho-Fa Industrial Park (和發產業園區) in Kaohsiung City. The city government announced the project had entered the construction stage and said it planned to sell two more plots of land on Thursday.
 
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.
 
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 magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolted Southern Taiwan at 2:38 p.m. Monday and was felt at an intensity of 3 in Taoyuan District of Kaohsiung and 2 in Dapu Township in Chiayi County, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
 
Love River challenge
Swimmers are seen in Kaohsiung's Love River on Sunday, Nov. 20. Around 2,000 participants joined the 2-kilometer morning swim. The first batch of swimmers were around 100 physically challenged participants, followed by around 2,000 swimmers. Some swimmers chose to remain dry on the sidelines, citing concerns over water quality.
 
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