Ringing in 2013: New Year's Eve in Taiwan

Fireworks are launched from the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA00087" title="Taipei 101" href="/topic/arts-culture/architecture/taipei-101-PLTRA00087.topic">Taipei 101</a> building to mark the new year in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011378" title="Taipei (Taiwan)" href="/topic/international/taiwan/taipei-%28taiwan%29-PLGEO100100602011378.topic">Taipei</a> on January 1, 2013. In line with the countdown will be a 188-second firework show to be presented by the Taipei 101, a 509-metre-high skyscraper and once the world's tallest building which is just hundreds of metres away from the city hall square.

( SAM YEH, AFPGetty Images / December 31, 2012 )

Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year in Taipei on January 1, 2013. In line with the countdown will be a 188-second firework show to be presented by the Taipei 101, a 509-metre-high skyscraper and once the world's tallest building which is just hundreds of metres away from the city hall square.

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