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young girls selling floating candles in Hoi An, Vietnam
April 14, 2015

Lighting the Night

“We arrived in Hoi An right after Typhoon Haiyan had hit the Vietnamese coast,” writes Your Shot member Fabio Manca. “The streets in the old part of the city were flooded for several days, and people were using small speed boats to move around. Others were simply trying to push the water out from their homes and shops. Eventually we could ‘walk’ to the city center, where life had started again and shops reopened. There was a full moon that night, and young girls in colorful pink traditional dresses were selling candles to honor their ancestors and bring good luck.” This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
Photograph by Fabio Manca, National Geographic Your Shot

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