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HCM City opens exhibition to mark August Revolution

Update: September, 01/2017 - 09:00
An exhibition of 218 photos on HCM City’s three main streets in District 1 is being held on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945) and Việt Nam’s Independence Day (September 2). — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
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HCM CITY — An exhibition displaying 218 photos on Việt Nam’s development process opened on Thursday (August 31) in HCM City, celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945) and Việt Nam’s Independence Day (September 2).

Speaking at the launch, director of the city’s Department of Culture and Sport Huỳnh Thanh Nhân said the city had organised exhibitions at Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street and Lý Tự Trọng and Pasteur streets in District 1.

Eighty-four photos on Pedestrian Street showcase the country’s history and fight for national freedom and nation-building.

At least 134 other photos presenting HCM City’s achievements in society, culture and economy have contributed to the country’s innovation and development, displayed along Lý Tự Trọng and Pasteur streets, he said.

Attending the launch were city leaders, officials from relevant departments and sectors, Youth Union members, and local residents.

HCM City will celebrate the anniversary with a fireworks show at Đầm Sen Park in District 11 on Independence Day. It will also organise several other activities on this occasion. — VNS

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