In pictures: Taiwan's Tao tribe

Orchid Island

A family clan from Donqing village on Orchid Island - a volcanic, mountainous island off Taiwan's south-east coast - are preparing for the biggest celebration in their village in recent years.

Their 7.5m (25 feet) long, 10-seater traditional wooden canoe is about to be launched.

It is made not from one tree but 27 separate pieces of wood, and has taken months to complete.

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