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Sapa Region, Vietnam. One of (if not the most) impressive examples of intensive agriculture. This is a great feat both physically and anthropologically as it proves how extensive land use is in Horticulture societies.

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Mu Cang Chai - a rural district of Yen Bai province, in the northeastern region of Vietnam. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu_Cang_Chai_District

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Tet Nguyen Dan, 19 January - 20 February, Vietnam

This is the incredible story of Bao Luong, Vietnam’s first female political prisoner. In 1927, when she was just 18, Bao Luong left her village home to join Ho Chi Minh’s Revolutionary Youth League and fight both for national independence and for women’s equality. A year later, she became embroiled in the Barbier Street murder, a crime in which unruly passion was mixed with revolutionary ardor.