PHOTOS: Dragon Boat Festival celebratios in Taipei, Beijing

Taiwan on Thursday became one of the few places to hold a boat race, thanks to no local transmissions of the coronavirus being reported on the island in over two months. The pandemic has led to the cancellation of traditional dragon boat races in Hong Kong and mainland China. In Taipei, around 80 teams gathered at the Dajia Riverside Park to compete under the scorching sun in the two-day race, which features boats festooned with decorative dragon imagery.

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Teams compete during the Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

Teams compete during the Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

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Teams compete during the Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

Teams compete during the Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

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People wear protective masks as they walk in a former industrial park that has been converted to an art district on the Dragon Boat Festival public holiday after a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

People wear protective masks as they walk in a former industrial park that has been converted to an art district on the Dragon Boat Festival public holiday after a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

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Teams compete during the Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

Teams compete during the Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

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Dragon boat crew members cheer during the traditional Chinese dragon boat race in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Dragon boat races are in remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman, who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption. (AP)

Dragon boat crew members cheer during the traditional Chinese dragon boat race in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Dragon boat races are in remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman, who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption. (AP)

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Boat crew members participate in a traditional Chinese dragon boat race in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP)

Boat crew members participate in a traditional Chinese dragon boat race in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP)

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People wear protective masks as they visit a former industrial park that has been converted to an art district on the Dragon Boat Festival public holiday after a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

People wear protective masks as they visit a former industrial park that has been converted to an art district on the Dragon Boat Festival public holiday after a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, June 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

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