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Vietnamese flag their patriotism during new year

Employees at flag-maker Nguyen Van Phuc's shop. Vietnamese are reminded by officials to hang their red and gold-starred national flag via loudspeakers or doorstep visits.


THE lunar new year sees red and gold cascade across Vietnam as the unmistakable communist flag gets a proud airing - an act of patriotism promoted each year by officials via loudspeakers or doorstep visits.

While it's not compulsory, those who refuse to hang gold-starred...

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