[Taipei, December 9. Image via Getty]

Performers from the Tun Huang Art Research Institute in mainland China's Ganshu province dance during a rehearsal show in Taipei on December 9, 2009. The visiting troupe will put on shows at Taipei's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall between December 12-13. AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)