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15,000 prisoners, including 16 foreigners, given amnesty

Friday, August 30, 2013, 18:15 GMT+7
People wait for the release of their relatives at Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
People wait for the release of their relatives at Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
Police escort a man who is being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
Police escort a man who is being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A former inmate (L) is greeted by his relative after he is released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A former inmate (L) is greeted by his relative after he is released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A woman (C) cries as she hugs her relative who has been released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A woman (C) cries as she hugs her relative who has been released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A man takes off his prison uniform while he is being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A man takes off his prison uniform while he is being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A former inmate (L) is greeted by his relative after he is released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A former inmate (L) is greeted by his relative after he is released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A man leaves his prison uniform on a stool amongst other discarded prison uniforms during his release from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.
A man leaves his prison uniform on a stool amongst other discarded prison uniforms during his release from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013.

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