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In pictures: US frigate's historic Vietnam visit
The US Navy ship Vandegrift arriving in Ho Chi Minh city
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The USS Vandegrift has become the first US warship to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam war
Vietnamese immigration officials watch the US Navy ship Vandegrift arriving in Ho Chi Minh city
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The ship sailed up the Saigon river, providing some poignant images as both countries stress the future not the past
The US Navy ship Vandegrift arriving in Ho Chi Minh city
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The ship's commander said his 200-strong crew were very excited to be invited
The US Navy ship Vandegrift arriving in Ho Chi Minh city
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During their four-day visit, sailors will be allowed ashore and to visit the city, formerly known as Saigon, which US troops once knew well
The US Navy ship Vandegrift arriving in Ho Chi Minh city
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Most Vietnamese seemed to welcome the visit, and its symbolic promise of better US ties
The Commander of the USS Vandegrift, Richard Rogers, is greeted by Vietnamese
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A handshake sealed the two countries' resumption of military ties





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