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29 Photos of 1989 Vietnam by Magnum Photographer David Alan Harvey

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Blasts From the Past: 10 Things That No Longer Exist in Saigon

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Blasts From the Past: 10 Things That No Longer Exist in Saigon - Part 2

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Icons of Old Saigon: The Gambetta Monument

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New Book Highlights HCMC’s History And Architecture Through Walking Tours

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