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Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan’s front line with China
Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later.
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEK
October 19, 2021
A mannequin of a soldier points a model gun from inside a bunker past Shihyu Islet, towards Xiamen, a...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A mannequin of a soldier points a model gun from inside a bunker past Shihyu Islet, towards Xiamen, a coastal city in China, in Lieyu Township, Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEN
October 16, 2021
Chen Ing-wen, 50, stands atop a rocky outcrop demonstrating how as a soldier he used to shoot at Chinese...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Chen Ing-wen, 50, stands atop a rocky outcrop demonstrating how as a soldier he used to shoot at Chinese trawlers that got too close, some 3 km from China's coast on Taiwan-controlled Kinmen island, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. "It was just to scare them - but they weren't scared," said Chen who did his military service on Kinmen from 1991 to 1993. "We were not trying to kill them, just warn them away." REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAZ
October 18, 2021
An aeroplane flies over a former military bunker towards the airport on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 18, 2021....
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
An aeroplane flies over a former military bunker towards the airport on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 18, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAL
October 18, 2021
Wu Ja-shin, 37, holds an old shell fired from China during the 1960s at his uncle's home on Kinmen, Taiwan,...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Wu Ja-shin, 37, holds an old shell fired from China during the 1960s at his uncle's home on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 18, 2021. Regular shelling did not end until 1978, when Washington formally recognised Beijing over Taipei.  REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEH
October 17, 2021
An abandoned military tank sinks in the sand on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. Sitting on the front...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
An abandoned military tank sinks in the sand on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAT
October 17, 2021
A scooter drives past a fruit stall in the old street of the city on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021....
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A scooter drives past a fruit stall in the old street of the city on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEM
October 16, 2021
A painting of Former Taiwan President Chiang Kai-shek and Taiwan flag, calling for the reunification...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A painting of Former Taiwan President Chiang Kai-shek and Taiwan flag, calling for the reunification of China remains on the wall of a house on Kinmen, Taiwan October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAP
October 16, 2021
A bladesmith makes knives out of shells fired from China between 1958 to 1979 at his workshop on Kinmen,...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A bladesmith makes knives out of shells fired from China between 1958 to 1979 at his workshop on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEE
October 19, 2021
A mannequin of a soldier aims in the direction of China at the coastal line of Lieyu Township, Kinmen,...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A mannequin of a soldier aims in the direction of China at the coastal line of Lieyu Township, Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UER
October 19, 2021
The flag of Taiwan is seen painted on Shihyu Islet in front of Xiamen, a coastal city in China, in Lieyu...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
The flag of Taiwan is seen painted on Shihyu Islet in front of Xiamen, a coastal city in China, in Lieyu Township, Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEQ
October 16, 2021
A shop owner dressed in replica military uniform sells tea eggs to tourists on Kinmen, Taiwan, October...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A shop owner dressed in replica military uniform sells tea eggs to tourists on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEI
October 18, 2021
Two veterans explore an old assembly hall that they visited as young men during their military service...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Two veterans explore an old assembly hall that they visited as young men during their military service on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 18, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAV
October 17, 2021
A statue and photo of General Li Guang-Qian are seen in the temple of General Li Guang-Qian, built in...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A statue and photo of General Li Guang-Qian are seen in the temple of General Li Guang-Qian, built in memory of a regimental commander who died fighting enemies in the Battle of Guningtou, on Kinmen, Taiwan October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEL
October 16, 2021
Tourists visit the Zhaishan Tunnel, built to hide supply boats in 1961 and opened to the public in 1998...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Tourists visit the Zhaishan Tunnel, built to hide supply boats in 1961 and opened to the public in 1998 on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEC
October 19, 2021
An old bunker bearing the words "fight to protect the country" sinks into the sand in Lieyu Township,...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
An old bunker bearing the words "fight to protect the country" sinks into the sand in Lieyu Township, Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UES
October 18, 2021
The flag of Taiwan flies on a scooter driving through a village on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 18, 2021....
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
The flag of Taiwan flies on a scooter driving through a village on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 18, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAO
October 17, 2021
A resident gets a haircut at a barber shop on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A resident gets a haircut at a barber shop on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAN
October 19, 2021
Dong Teng-siang, a third generation traditional lantern maker works at his home on Kinmen, Taiwan, October...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Dong Teng-siang, a third generation traditional lantern maker works at his home on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. The lanterns Dong makes are used for weddings, painted with the names of the new family and words of blessing. REUTERS/Ann Wang TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UED
October 19, 2021
Local women gather to play the game Four Colour Cards, in the lobby of Panshan village office on Kinmen,...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Local women gather to play the game Four Colour Cards, in the lobby of Panshan village office on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAU
October 16, 2021
A family collects clams on the beach on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A family collects clams on the beach on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. Landmines were cleared from the beaches in 2013, but anti landing barricades remain.REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEB
October 18, 2021
A butcher prepares meat at his stall at a morning market on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Ann...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A butcher prepares meat at his stall at a morning market on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEG
October 17, 2021
Beishan Broadcasting Wall, a propaganda loudspeaker facing China, stands on Kinmen, Taiwan, October...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Beishan Broadcasting Wall, a propaganda loudspeaker facing China, stands on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. The structure was designed to broadcast songs by Taiwanese singers and speeches inviting enemy soldiers to defect. It was used until the late 1970s. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEA
October 18, 2021
Residents use equipment in the park to exercise on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. Sitting on the front...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Residents use equipment in the park to exercise on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAY
October 17, 2021
A dog stands on the counter of a souvenir shop on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A dog stands on the counter of a souvenir shop on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAQ
October 18, 2021
A woman prays to a wind lion guardian at a temple in Shanhou village on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021....
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A woman prays to a wind lion guardian at a temple in Shanhou village on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UE9
October 19, 2021
A mannequin of a soldier stands inside a bunker facing Xiamen, a coastal city in China, in Lieyu Township,...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A mannequin of a soldier stands inside a bunker facing Xiamen, a coastal city in China, in Lieyu Township, Kinmen, Taiwan, October 19, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAX
October 16, 2021
Chen Hong-Ren, 58, a veteran, poses for a photo while wearing a replica of the military uniform he wore...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Chen Hong-Ren, 58, a veteran, poses for a photo while wearing a replica of the military uniform he wore during his service on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UB0
October 17, 2021
A group of veterans exchange stories about their time in military camp over a late night drink at their...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A group of veterans exchange stories about their time in military camp over a late night drink at their guesthouse on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAS
October 16, 2021
Veterans celebrate their reunion with beer, BBQ and karaoke on Kinmen, Taiwan October 16, 2021. Sitting...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Veterans celebrate their reunion with beer, BBQ and karaoke on Kinmen, Taiwan October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEP
October 15, 2021
Veterans take part in a flag raising ceremony at a former military post on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 15,...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Veterans take part in a flag raising ceremony at a former military post on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 15, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEJ
October 16, 2021
Chen Ing-wen prays at a temple inside a bunker that was once his dormitory as a young soldier on Kinmen,...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Chen Ing-wen prays at a temple inside a bunker that was once his dormitory as a young soldier on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UAW
October 17, 2021
A veteran wears a replica of his military uniform while looking out from a bunker, during an annual trip...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A veteran wears a replica of his military uniform while looking out from a bunker, during an annual trip back to Kinmen, Taiwan, October 17, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UET
October 16, 2021
A former military outpost stands on the beach on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
A former military outpost stands on the beach on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
TAIWAN-CHINA/KINMEN
RTXJ1UEO
October 16, 2021
Chen Hong-Ren, 58, a veteran, poses for a photo while wearing a replica of the military uniform he wore...
Kinmen, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Model soldiers and secret bunkers on Taiwan's front line with China
Chen Hong-Ren, 58, a veteran, poses for a photo while wearing a replica of the military uniform he wore during his service on Kinmen, Taiwan, October 16, 2021. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG KINMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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