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Traffic in Hanoi before Tết  
   

Traffic in Hanoi before Tết

It's always crowded like this before the festival. Then, on the first day of the New Year, it's quiet on the streets and there are only a few people. This shot was taken when myself and colleagues were going to a restaurant for the year-end party.
2010 - the Year of the Tiger

February 9th 2010
So we are going to say good bye to the Year of the Buffalo (2009) and greet the Year of the Tiger (2010). In the past two years, my blogs about how Vietnamese celebrate Tết (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) and my memories of this festival during my childhood got a great number of views and always stand in the list of my 6 most viewed blogs. It always amazes me why this topic could get such great atte ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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