Images from Vietnam

Khmu mother and child, 2005
Khmu mother and child, 2005
Cao Dai Temple, Long Xuyen, Vietnam
Cao Dai Temple, Long Xuyen, Vietnam. The Cao Dai religion began in Vietnam in the 1920s and brings together elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, and Confucianism. This Cao Dai temple was built between 1933 and 1955 in Long Xuyen, which is located in the Mekong River delta.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese revolutionary and president
Ho Chi Minh was a Vietnamese revolutionary who led the struggle against French colonialism in Vietnam and later against the United States. He served as prime minister and president of Vietnam. This statue is in the National Museum in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.
these calendars are the only decoration for the walls of a house in a remote rural village
These calendars are the only decoration for the walls of a house in a remote rural village inhabited by the Khmu ethnic minority group in Vietnam. 2005.
Khmu school children, 2005
Khmu school children, 2005
Queen of Peace Catholic Cathedral, Long Xuyen, Vietnam
Queen of Peace Catholic Cathedral, Long Xuyen, Vietnam. Long Xuyen is in the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam
Vietnamese woman in Hoi An, 2006
Vietnamese woman in Hoi An, 2006
Khmu children and their buffalo, 2005
Khmu children and their buffalo, 2005
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. Cathedral was built by French colonialists from 1863 to 1880

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