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During my journey to Vietnam in April 1995, to write stories ahead of the 20th anniversary of the end of the war, I visited the province of Quang Tri, just south of the former border between South and North Vietnam. On my way to Khe Sanh, where one of the toughest and longest battles was fought in 1968, I made a brief stop in Dong Ha, a sleepy provincial town, just to stretch my legs and take a few photos.

Indeed Dong Ha was so sleepy that this rickshaw driver had nothing better to do than to take a nap while waiting for the next customer. I appreciated that he had fallen asleep just below a giant poster promoting the virtues of the Communist Party.

In a workshop you can see more people from the transportation business, along with more public art. Both photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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