Los Angeles Times

Ringing in 2013: New Year's Eve in Taiwan

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. SAM YEH, AFPGetty Images