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Photo book about diplomatic activities to be exhibited
Photojournalist Gian Thanh Son, who became famous for covering local politics with photography, will start an exhibition about his latest photo book, titled Dau an hoi nhap (Integration Milestone) at Rex Hotel on August 26.


The exhibition will welcome the attendance of former President Nguyen Minh Triet and former Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem.


The two leading politicians' diplomatic trips and official visits are mostly reflected in the book through Son's lens. 


The 400-page-book, released last week and published by the Vietnam News Agency Publishing House in both English and Vietnamese, documents the country high-level leaders' diplomatic trips throughout Asia, Europe, America and Africa from 2005 2010 period.

Son said he will use all the profits from the book to help the underprivileged students in his homeland, Long An Province's Can Giuoc remote areas.

The 54-year-old photojournalist began his career in 1975 and was recognized as one of the top leading photojournalists of Vietnam. He is also member of the Vietnam Journalists Association.

Son also has several high-esteemed publications including Viet Nam Nhin Tu Khong Trung - An Aerial View of Viet Nam, which helped him set the national record of photographer who has taken highest number of aerial landscape photos.

He also sets another national record of taking the highest number of Vietnamese politicians' portraits.