Vietnam commemorating 50 years since Ho Chi Minh death

Ho Chi Minh is still revered in Vietnam, seen as the man who brought independence to the country.

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    Vietnam is marking 50 years since the death of its revolutionary leader, Ho Chi Minh.

    He is regarded as the father of the nation and the founder of its communist party.

    The anniversary of his death also falls on Vietnam's national day.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from the capital Hanoi on what Ho’s legacy means for the country.


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