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Saturday, 18 November, 2000, 11:49 GMT
In pictures: Clinton's Vietnam visit
Despite little publicity, US President Bill Clinton gets a warm reception in Vietnam after becoming the first American leader to visit since the war 25 years ago.

Crowds in hanoi
The president goes walkabout in Hanoi

Students
Students eagerly await his speech at Hanoi University

Downtown Hanoi
President Clinton breaks from lunch to greet the crowd

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton tries on a traditional hat in Bac Phu

Kids in Hanoi
A US photographer charms children in a village near Hanoi

An official photograph is taken of Mr Clinton standing under the bust of Ho Chi Minh
Mr Clinton beside the bust of communist hero Ho Chi Minh

President Clinton bowed his head in respect to the Vietnamese flag
Mr Clinton bows his head in respect to the Vietnamese flag
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