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Students throwing paper airplanes from stairs of Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

During a school trip, uniformed students simultaneously throw paper airplanes from the stairs of Independence Palace (allso known as Reunification Palace), once used as the South Vietnamese presidential palace before the "American War" as it's referred to in Vietnam today. At the close of the war, tanks knocked down the gates in the distance as the North Vietnamese took control

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Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2016
Photo Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Robin Holleran