Image of Asia: Vietnam marks 70 years of independence

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Posted: Sep 02, 2015 9:03 AM
Image of Asia: Vietnam marks 70 years of independence

In this photo by Hau Dinh, Vietnamese soldiers march during a military parade in Hanoi as part of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of independence from France. Speaking at the parade, President Truong Tan Sang praised the country's achievements over the past 70 years but warned that corruption is eroding the people's trust in the ruling Communist Party and government. Revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam's independence on Sept. 2, 1945, though subsequent wars left the country divided until 1975.