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Taiwan LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, October 2016

Taiwan LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, October 2016

Taken on 2016-10-29

Participants of Taiwan LGBT Pride 2016 gathered on Kaidagelan Boulevard right in front of the Presidential office building, waiting for the opening of the parade in the afternoon of 29 October. It is claimed to be the largest event among all the LGBT activities in Asia. The decorations of Taiwan's National Day on the early October could still be seen in this photograph, involving a signboard written, 'Taiwan is great because of you' in Chinese. Most people dressed or carried something rainbow to show their support for gender equality. The colorful flags indicate the certain groups such as political party that some of them belong to.

Source: Cristine Lin

Uploaded by Cristine on 2016-11-03

Effects of 2016 Taiwan earthquake; Hsinhua, Taiwan, February 2016

Effects of 2016 Taiwan earthquake; Hsinhua, Taiwan, February 2016

Taken on 2016-02-07

On the 6th of February 2016 an earthquake hit Taiwan. The epicentre was northeast of Pingtung City, Meinong District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The image shows the damage sustained to a branch of King's Town Bank.

Source: ScoutT7

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2016-02-20

South China Sea Conflict, Southeast Asia, 2013-2015

South China Sea Conflict, Southeast Asia, 2013-2015

Taken on 2015-05-31 *

Disputes over waters and islands in the South China Sea has been going on for years. China claims to have historical claims to 80 percent of waters and land in the South China Sea. Under international law, China has no claims to these areas. China has taken a more aggressive approach in recent times, taking over the Spratly Island, Parcel Islands, and continues to build their own islands for military purposes.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-07-11

Taiwan F-16 Takeoff

Taiwan F-16 Takeoff

Taken on 2011-09-30

A Taiwan F-16 fires afterburners as it readies for takeoff. In the event of war, reports suggest China's arsenal of ballistic missiles would fast render the island's runways unusable.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-10

ROC Pilots Planning

ROC Pilots Planning

Taken on 2011-09-30

ROC pilots of the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing plan their day's mission at the Chiayi Airbase in Southern Taiwan. Many of Taiwan's pilots receive training in the United States.

Source: Al Jazeera English

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-10

Taipei Smog

Taipei Smog

Taken on 2010-04-15

Air Pollution in suburb of Taipei, Taiwan

Uploaded by SATest on 2013-11-12

Effects of 2016 Taiwan Earthquake; Tainan, Taiwan, February 2016

Effects of 2016 Taiwan Earthquake; Tainan, Taiwan, February 2016

Taken on 2016-02-06

An earthquake struck a region to the northeast of Pintung City in south Taiwan on the 6th of February 2016. The earthquake, causing widespread damage and 117 deaths, had a moment magnitude of 6.4. The effects were more devastating in Tainan, approximately 300 km south of Taipei, than the epicentre owing to the soft nature of the soil which allowed surface ground to be amplified, thus creating more devastating effects in Tainan.

Source: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2016-02-20

Rescue Operations Following the 921 Earthquake;  Jiji, Taiwan, September 1999

Rescue Operations Following the 921 Earthquake; Jiji, Taiwan, September 1999

Taken on 1999-09-21

The 921 earthquake hit Jiji, Nantou County, Taiwan on Tuesday, 21 September 1999. The effects of the earthquake were significant and, as such, the disaster was described as the "Quake of the Century" by local media. Images show the rescue efforts of the Korean National 119 Rescue. This rescue team was one of many from around the world which came to aid the work of local relief workers

Source: User:Kwangmo

Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2016-02-20

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of China

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of China

Taken on 1940-01-01

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek was the dominant political force in the Republic of China throughout the 1930s and 1940s, playing a prominent role in World War II, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the Chinese Civil War. After the ROC's expulsion from Mainland China, he continued to lead from Taiwan until his death in 1975. Date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08