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Taiwan's festival of firecrackers

A participant wearing a motorcycle helmet gets sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A participant wearing a motorcycle helmet gets sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A participant wearing a motorcycle helmet gets sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants take cover during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants take cover during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants take cover during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, the during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, the during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, the during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A participator wearing a motorcycle helmet gets sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A participator wearing a motorcycle helmet gets sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A participator wearing a motorcycle helmet gets sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants wear motorcycle helmets as they attend the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wear motorcycle helmets as they attend the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wear motorcycle helmets as they attend the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Fireworks light up the sky during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks light up the sky during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks light up the sky during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A child takes cover inside a cardboard box, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A child takes cover inside a cardboard box, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A child takes cover inside a cardboard box, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Fireworks light up the sky during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks light up the sky during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks light up the sky during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A participant lights firecrackers during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A participant lights firecrackers during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A participant lights firecrackers during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participators wearing motorcycle helmet get sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participators wearing motorcycle helmet get sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participators wearing motorcycle helmet get sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participants take cover during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants take cover during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participants take cover during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Worshippers carry statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Worshippers carry statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Worshippers carry statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participators wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participators wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participators wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Worshippers carry statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Worshippers carry statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Worshippers carry statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participators wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participators wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participators wearing motorcycle helmets get sprayed with firecrackers, during the 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Participators wearing motorcycle helmet get sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participators wearing motorcycle helmet get sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Participators wearing motorcycle helmet get sprayed by firecrackers, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A worshipper put firecrackers on palanquin which would be carrying statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A worshipper put firecrackers on palanquin which would be carrying statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A worshipper put firecrackers on palanquin which would be carrying statues of Guan Gong, the Chinese God of War, during 'Beehive Firecrackers' festival at the Yanshui district, in Tainan, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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