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Life of a leader chronicled in President Ho Chi Minh exhibition

By Giang Huy   May 19, 2017 | 02:04 pm GMT+7

Most items at the exhibit, opening this week in Hanoi, have never been seen before.

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The new exhibition at the Ho Chi Minh Museum, dubbed "Untold Stories," features 79 items, representing his 79 years of age. The president passed in 1969.

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A radio that an overseas Vietnamese in Thailand gave the president in 1960 as a gift.

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Shoes and sandals of the president.

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"Uncle Ho’s badges” which the president only gave to those with great achievements.

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A bag and a hat of the president.

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A bicycle of Dao Van Tu, a 63-year-old man from Ho Chi Minh City, who rode all the way to Hanoi in 26 days to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

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A recorder and an amplifier that a delegation from Hungary gave the president on his birthday in 1969.

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Home items that the president once used.

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A sweater vest and straw hat that locals made for the president.