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Pic du Jour: Pineapple Vendor, Hanoi

Today's Pic du Jour --the 75th(!) straight since this project was re-inaugurated-- features a woman prepping for her morning pineapple sales route, snapped just a few minutes before she sold me my breakfast baggie. This is for this week's Wordpress Photo Challenge which asked for illustrations of Street Life. In Hanoi it starts humming at about 6…
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Clips – Photoset From Vietnam in Business Insider

Business Insider published a set of 15 images yesterday from my October 2010 visit to Vietnam. Underscoring my not-so-controversial theory that women do most of the world's work, all but three of the shots selected show women, most of them working. Conversely, all but one of the four men pictured are seated - apparently pacing themselves. You can…
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Scooters of Hanoi

More photo organizing from last October's Vietnam trip. There are just over 6 million people in Hanoi and about 4.5 million motorbikes. I didn't count, but there are probably several 100 of each in the short slide show below. And there's even a really groovy soundtrack. The Song: Test Drive by Zapac is licensed under a Attribution Noncommercial…
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Agent Orange, 35 Years Later

The shot above was taken in October at the Thanhxuan Peace Village, a clinic, school and orphanage in Hanoi for victims of Agent Orange. Over the course of nine years, US forces dumped 20 million gallons, or nearly 80 million liters, of Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant containing an especially virulent form of dioxin, on the southern Vietnamese…
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17 Hours in Nghia Lo

Here are a few shots taken during a relatively brief stop in Nghia Lo (Nghĩa Lộ) in Vietnam’s Yen Bai Province. I got my first street shave here, too. Nghia Lo is just over 200 kilometers from Hanoi, a leisurely seven-hour trip on a two-lane highway, including plenty of stops. The first two-and-a-half hours meandered through the Red River Delta…
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