Tour officials prepare gift bags for the first independent traveling tourists from mainland China as they arrive at the Songshan airport in downtown Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The Chinese... more 
Tour officials prepare gift bags for the first independent traveling tourists from mainland China as they arrive at the Songshan airport in downtown Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The Chinese tourists arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday amid steadily warming ties between the sides. In the past mainland tourists had to travel on supervised tour groups authorized by the government. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Wally Santana
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 12:23 AM EDT