HCM CITY — A free portrait service day will be held today at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the April 30 Park between 7am and 5pm.
The event, in support of the Help Portrait movement carried out by photographers around the world on the same day, will gather photographers from three main photography forums in Viet Nam, namely www.vnphoto.net, www.photo.vn and www.saigonphoto.net.
The organisers hope to take about 1,000 portraits. So far, Help Portrait has gathered 13,000 members from 42 countries and territories and has taken 41,000 free portraits.
Thieves steal imperial relics from Hue exhibition
THUA THIEN-HUE — Seven royal silver relics displayed at the King Khai Dinh Temple in Hue were stolen on Tuesday night.
Phung Phu, director of the Relics Preservation Centre in Hue, said the stolen articles belonged to a collection of relics from the time of King Khai Dinh who reigned from 1916 to 1925.
The burglars also took away a public donation box kept to raise funds for preserving Hue's relics.
The police are investigating.
The exhibition, opened in 2006, depicts court scenes during the reigns of Khai Dinh and King Bao Dai, both of the Nguyen Dynasty, Viet Nam's last feudal rulers. — VNS