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War Memorial in central Hanoi

The War Memorial in Hanoi is located across the Ba Dinh Square, across the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and close to Hanoi Citadel. Constructed in 1993 in a fusion of traditional Vietnamese and modernist architecture,[1] the memorial commemorates men and women who sacrificed themselves during the Second Indochina War. The war is known by many names, ie. as the American War in Vietnam. The memorial is a focal point for state functions, commemorating the war dead.

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