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Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and threw water at each other Friday ahead of an expected vote that would authorize a referendum on whether to finish a fourth nuclear power plant on this densely populated island of 23 million people. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Taiwan lawmakers brawl

August 2, 2013

Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and threw water at each other on Aug. 2 ahead of an expected vote that would authorize a referendum on

whether to finish a fourth nuclear power plant on the densely populated

island of 23 million people. Nuclear power has long been a

contentious issue in Taiwan and became more so following the Fukushima

nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011. (AP)