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women in a lantern shop in Hoi An, Vietnam
May 18, 2016

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Two women in Hoi An, Vietnam, pass the time at a lantern shop. The old waterfront town was an active Southeast Asian trading port dating back to the 15th century and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. “The colored lanterns abound in the Old Quarter,” Your Shot member Martin Bagg writes. “At night they make it a visually stunning place [in which] to walk around.”

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Photograph by Martin Bagg, National Geographic Your Shot

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