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Vietnam Image Makes Final Round of Smithsonian Photo Contest

A Vietnamese photographer’s work is among the finalists of the Smithsonian’s 14th annual Photo Contest.

Hanoi-based photographer Binh Duong’s shot of a traditional custom known as fire-walking has been selected as a finalist by Smithsonian editors for the publication’s yearly photo contest.

The image, which captures this little-known custom of the Pa Then people in northern Ha Giang province, is among the 10 images chosen in the Travel category of the photo competition. The remaining photographs in the final round of the Travel category hail from Spain, Indonesia, China, Bangladesh and India, among others.

This year’s photo competition brought in over 48,000 submissions from 146 countries and territories around the world. Smithsonian editors have chosen the 10 best in each category – Travel, People, The American Experience, Natural World, Sustainable Travel, Altered Images and Mobile – and are now asking readers to vote on their favorites.

You can vote for your favorites here until March 27. Winners will be announced on March 28.

[Photo by Binh Duong via Smithsonian]

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