Posts Tagged ‘Ho Chi Minh City

25
May
16

President Obama’s Wonderful Day In Ho Chi Minh City

US President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City. He fielded questions on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers

US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman holds up a Vietnamese hat with Obama written on it as US President Barack Obama (not pictured) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Women and children hold Vietnamese and US flags and pictures of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

People hold a banner as they line up the streets to catch a glimpse of US President Barack Obama on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

Participants listen as US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

People line up the streets to catch a glimpse of US President Barack Obama on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A member of the audience smiles as she asks US President Barack Obama (not pictured) a question as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama is asked a question by a member of the audience as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the audience hold up a flag and pose a question to US President Barack Obama as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A young female rapper smiles after singing a verse to her song while asking US President Barack Obama a question at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A young female rapper smiles after singing a verse to her song while asking President Barack Obama a question

US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

A man holds a portrait of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom R) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A man holds up a portrait of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom L) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom L) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks Air Force One upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks Air Force One upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport outside Nagoya ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit

US President Barack Obama (R) is greeted upon arriving as US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (L) looks on at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

24
May
16

President Obama Visits Ho Chi Minh City

US President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. / AFP / POOL / HOANG DINH NAM (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi. He met with civil society leaders including some of the country’s long-harassed critics

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US President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to give a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. / AFP / POOL / HOANG DINH NAM (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama gestures after delivering a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. / AFP / POOL / KHAM (Photo credit should read KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama meets with members of the civil society in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama meets with members of the civil society in Hanoi

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US President Barack Obama meets with members of the civil society in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) walks toward Air Force One upon his departure from Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi on May 24, 2016, headed for Ho Chi Minh City in the south. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / POOL / LUONG THAI LINH (Photo credit should read LUONG THAI LINH/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One upon his departure from Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi on May 24, 2016, headed for Ho Chi Minh City in the south. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / POOL / LUONG THAI LINH (Photo credit should read LUONG THAI LINH/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One upon his departure from Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi

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US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Obama told communist Vietnam that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City. He told communist Vietnam that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism

US President Barack Obama (R) is welcomed upon his arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves as he walks down the stairs after he disembarked from Air Force One upon his arrival at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Obama told communist Vietnam that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (R) pays his respects with Abbot of the Jade Emperor Pagoda Thich Minh Thong (C) during a visit to the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama pays his respects with Abbot of the Jade Emperor Pagoda Thich Minh Thong during a visit to the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City

US President Barack Obama (L) walks with Abbot of the Jade Emperor Pagoda Thich Minh Thong (R) during a visit to the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (R) gestures during a visit to the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks after touring through the entrepreneur demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (C) tours through the Entrepreneur Demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) looks at an exhibite as he tours through the Entrepreneur Demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama looks at an exhibit as he tours through the Entrepreneur Demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City

A local woman waves a flag out the door as US President Barack Obama's motorcade passes in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with entrepreneurs at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)




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