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The wedding of the rats  
   

The wedding of the rats

This is a famous traditional painting in Vietnam. It means the rats are always scared of the cats. Even at the wedding, the rats still have to give the offerings to a big cat. This shot was taken at the Trade Fair in Hanoi and you also see the Santa Claus.
Tết 2008 in Hanoi

February 10th 2008
"Tết” is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. It's also the most important event of the year for the Vietnamese people. Similar to Christmas and (Solar/Gregorian calendar) New Year celebrations, Tết is an occasion for family reunion and merriment after a long year of hard work. For an agrarian country like Vietnam, it is also a short rest period before the hustle and bustle of the oncoming spr ... 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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