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Vietnam's floating market struggles to stay afloat

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A vendor selling vegetables to a house boat owner in a canal off the Song Hau river at the floating Cai Rang market in Can Tho, a small city in the Mekong Delta.

Can Tho, Vietnam

FIXING weighing scales used to be good business on Vietnam's floating Cai Rang market, but the last repairman on the river now makes just a few dollars a month as modernity pushes traders to land.

Surrounded by dusty old scales on his cluttered houseboat, Nguyen

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