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Two soldiers, who are also a couple, hold a national flag raising ceremony on Kaishan Island, 7.5 kilometers off Chenjia Port, East China's Jiangsu province, Jan 3, 2012. The couple, Wang Jicai, 53, and his 51-year-old wife, Wang Shihua, have been stationed on the island in the Yellow Sea for 25 years. They insist on holding the flag-raising ceremony every day and have used up more than 150 national flags that they bought themselves. In 1987, the second year of their garrison, Wang Shihua, assisted only by her husband, gave birth to a baby on the island as the typhoon cut off transportation between the island and the coast. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Wang Jicai and his wife, Wang Shihua, wash cabbages to prepare supper on Kaishan Island, 7.5 kilometers off Chenjia Port, East China's Jiangsu province, Jan 3, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Wang Jicai installs the national flag in front of his office on Kaishan Island, 7.5 kilometers off Chenjia Port, East China's Jiangsu province, Jan 3, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Wang Jicai brings back fresh water from a reservoir on Kaishan Island, 7.5 kilometers off Chenjia Port, East China's Jiangsu province, Jan 3, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Kaishan Island is 7.5 kilometers away from Chenjia Port, East China's Jiangsu province.

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Post time 2012-1-4 14:56:29 |Display all floors
My hometown is not far away from here, though i never konw there is such an island.

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Post time 2012-1-4 22:40:22 |Display all floors
So she gave birth to a child. Imagine how lonely it would have been for the kid to grow up in such isolation.  
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

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