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Drying Rice, Northern Vietnam

This shot of a woman tending to part of her annual rice crop was taken in the village of Puco, a settlement of about 30 families near the border between Phu Tho and Yen Bai provinces in north-central Vietnam. Taken six years ago today, it remind me of many things: her modest home, her hospitality, the children she "adopted" so they could attend the…
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

Following up on my friend Lisa's suggestion, I created a Best-of page for this site today. It's been long overdue and has been on my mind since right about the time I snapped this photo of the mausoleum of Vietnamese revolutionary hero Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi back in October 2010.
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Breakfast With a Smile, Hanoi

The vivid memory of this woman's smile greeted me when I woke up this morning. I have no idea what provoked it but I didn't fight it. There are worse images that can clutter a mind when one starts the day. The recollection left me no choice but to hunt this photo down and give it pride of place here as today's Pic du Jour, the 191st straight (!). I…
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