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Caught in the act.  
   

Caught in the act.

Beggars can't be shmoozers

July 17th 2011
Walking down a path in the majestic region of Sapa, I venture towards a mountain village, which for the moment lays hidden in mist. A woman approaches pushing a wheel barrow, her aged face warm with hope. Getting closer, I see her retarded son lying still and uncomfortable in the wheel barrow. Removing her bandaged fingers from the handle, she extends her hand. I couldn’t help feel a little conf ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast

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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