A pictorial flashback captures Vietnam moving to a pandemic induced “new normal,” experiencing other trials, tribulations and triumphs in a year that has been like no other.
Smartphones are out in full force as thousands capture footage and photos of fireworks that explode above Hanoi’s iconic Sword Lake to welcome the very first moment of 2020. Photo by Tat Dinh.
A man gets stuck in a traffic jam in HCMC on his way to deliver an ochna bonsai full of buds on January 20, five days ahead of this year’s Tet, or Lunar New Year. The yellow ochna flowers are a Tet icon in southern Vietnam. Expert gardeners time plants and branches to bloom in profusion for the holiday. Photo by Huu Khoa.