Snapshot Sunday: Changing of the Guard

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The National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine in Taipei is dedicated to the 330,000 people who sacrificed their lives to the revolution preceding the establishment of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The military police officers who guard the main gate have been rigidly trained to stand like expressionless statues, and their hourly changing of the guard has become a major tourist attraction in Taipei.

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Snapshot Sunday: Cloud Watching on Green Island

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Massive cloud formations linger over the sea surrounding Green Island. Once used as a penal colony for political prisoners, the island is now a popular vacation spot known for its diving, coconut crabs, and one of only three saltwater hot springs in the world.

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Snapshot Sunday: The Taipei 101

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At 1,667 feet (508 meters) the Taipei 101 building is the second tallest building in the world. Dubbed in Taiwan as “Mankind’s Greatest Engineering Achievement”, locals are proud of this city landmark which is capable of withstanding both typhoons and large earthquakes.

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