After 20 years of hard work, Ho Van Viet, a member of the Dakrong Music and Dance Troupe of Quang Tri Province, has reached the pinnacle of his career.
Despite mockery from neighbours and repeated failures, Nguyen Van Dung, a farmer from Tay Ninh Province, refused to give up. His aim was to make a better combine harvester and chemical-spraying machine to lighten the load of his fellow farmers.
Nguyen Viet Trung, head of the village's Retired Teachers Board, says that their children who work in larger cities and other provinces had donated old and new books as well as newspapers to the library. National and provincial libraries have also contributed materials.
The image of Ngo Quang Trung, 27, taking three- and four-year-olds to the market on his motorbike is a familiar one with residents of Gia Nghia Town in Dak Nong Province.
Nguyen Thi Tuy, a native of Ha Nam Province's Phu Ly City, has asked friends to complete paperwork at Ha Noi Medicine University to allow her to donate her body to a hospital after she dies.
Children all over Viet Nam are out of school and excited about the upcoming summer. While many in urban areas have numerous places to play, kids in outlying districts have fewer choices.
A group of young Vietnamese called Germer (for the French word meaning to germinate) is promoting classical music among people from all walks of life in HCM City.
Like many young Vietnamese women involved in business, Vo Thi Ngoc Huyen, owner of a cosmetic company in HCM City, loves to face a new challenge.
A family trip to see the traditional art of water puppetry could soon become a thing of the past as Vietnamese youth now favour surfing the Internet, playing video games, and listening to pop music.
Duong Anh Vu, 27, from the southern central province of Ninh Thuan, a student at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, set a record for recalling the database of 206 countries with only one error late last month.
Private art troupes have been striving for years to promote the traditional arts as a tourist attraction. Though they have had good results in recent years, amateurish pretenders and poor marketing among local tour companies have often held them back.

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