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Hanoi celebrates 1000th anniversary as Vietnam's capital

11 October 2010 Last updated at 17:17 BST

More than 30,000 people have marched in Vietnam's biggest-ever parade to mark the 1000th anniversary of Hanoi as the country's capital.

The BBC's Ha Mi spoke to different generations of Hanoians to find out what the city means to them.

(This report contains pictures courtesy of Vietnamese Feature Film Studio and Martin Rickitt & PMP Video Productions.)