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A photograph titled “The Ethnic Diversity of Northern Vietnam” snapped by photographer Alden Anderson is awarded a special prize in the photo collection category.

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In total, Alden Anderson’s photo collection features 11 portraits of ethnic people from the north of the country.

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A photo records a happy moment shared between an ethnic Pa Then couple.

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Taking the first prize at the exhibition is “Tau Sai festival of the Dao ethnic community with painted heads” by Thanh The Vinh.

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The Tau Sai festival is held for 48 couples from the communes of Nam Muoi and Nam Lanh in Van Chan district of Yen Bai province.

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Thanh The Vinh specialises in taking photographs of people’s daily lives, landscapes, and the cultural heritage of ethnic groups throughout northern Vietnam.

 
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A photo titled “New day in Tuyen Lam Lake” by Nguyen Tac Tuan is named the winner of a special prize in the cover photo category.

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This image known as “Long Bien Bridge” snapped by Tuan Dao wins first prize in the cover photo category. This unique picture captures the iconic bridge at sunset.

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A photo taken by Le Viet Khanh is awarded the third prize in the photo collection category.

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This image featuring Sang Ma Sao hamlet in Bat Xat district of Lao Cai province finishes in third in the cover photo category.

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A picture snapped by Nguyen Vu Hau finishes in third place in the photo collection category.

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A photo by Nguyen Viet Hong comes in third in the cover photo category.

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