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Former front line and military base now a tourist spot

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Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan, May 8.

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The Beigan airport is seen from the Mt. Bi on the island of Beigan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan, May 8. The Matsu archipelago, which was a front line against China, is now a military tourist spot.

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Soldiers prepare to operate a U.S.-made 240 mm Howitzer M1 during a military drill on Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan, May 8.

Pichi Chuang / Reuters

A soldier prepares to operate a U.S.-made 240mm Howitzer M1 during a military drill on Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan, May 8.