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General Vo Nguyen Giap's funeral begins in Vietnam

An elaborate, two-day state funeral is under way in Vietnam for General Vo Nguyen Giap, the commander credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces in his country.

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered outside General Giap's home in Hanoi and in military barracks all over the country to pay their respects.

  • 12 Oct 2013
  • From the section Asia
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