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At the end of a dark week, Taiwanese values shine through

Island has been on steady path since lifting of iron rule in 1987

People pay their respects to the victims of the "White Terror" at a memorial in Taipei on July 15.

TAIPEI -- On Saturday, Taiwan celebrated.

The day marked 30 years since martial law was lifted. Before that, the island had been under iron rule for 38 years -- among the longest such stretches in modern history.

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