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Parade on morning 10/10/10  
   

Parade on morning 10/10/10

This shot was taken by my English friend Ned on morning 10/10. He walked from his hotel next to Hanoi Opera House to the parading area. I was scared of traffic jam, so I stayed at home and watched it on TV. The parade lasted from 8am to 9:15am.
The 1000th year celebration in Hanoi

October 15th 2010
On 10 October 2010, Hanoi celebrated its 56th Liberation Day anniversary. 56 years ago, the French war in Indochina ended after the French troops were defeated on Điện Biên Phủ battlefield in north west Vietnam. The last French soldiers left Hanoi at Long Biên bridge on afternoon 9 October 1954. Next day Vietnamese soldiers entered the city and they were greeted by 20,000 Hanoians standing ... 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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