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Ben Thanh night market in photos

Monday, February 02, 2015, 14:56 GMT+7
Stall owners and staffers defy traffic laws in pushing or pulling along bulky items and not wearing helmets to cut down preparation time.
Stall owners and staffers defy traffic laws in pushing or pulling along bulky items and not wearing helmets to cut down preparation time.
A group of Ukrainian tourists are seen eagerly choosing among “non la” (Vietnamese conical leaf hat) at Ben Thanh night market in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
A group of Ukrainian tourists are seen eagerly choosing among “non la” (Vietnamese conical leaf hat) at Ben Thanh night market in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Stall owners and staffers defy traffic laws in pushing or pulling along bulky items and not wearing helmets to cut down preparation time.
Stall owners and staffers defy traffic laws in pushing or pulling along bulky items and not wearing helmets to cut down preparation time.
Muscular young men are hired to set up stalls for around VND3 million (US$140) a month.
Muscular young men are hired to set up stalls for around VND3 million (US$140) a month.
Bikes and carts loaded with stall components, gear and wares are seen pouring in around 6.45pm and the stalls are ready only after 15 minutes.
Bikes and carts loaded with stall components, gear and wares are seen pouring in around 6.45pm and the stalls are ready only after 15 minutes.
A man is pictured pushing his tent system, with wheels and light bulbs attached, to Ben Thanh night market.
A man is pictured pushing his tent system, with wheels and light bulbs attached, to Ben Thanh night market.
Staff at Hai Lua Shop are busy preparing  dishes for their clients, who have been waiting before the shop is ready.
Staff at Hai Lua Shop are busy preparing dishes for their clients, who have been waiting before the shop is ready.
Ben Thanh night market sparkles at 7pm sharp and receives scores of foreign tourists each night.
Ben Thanh night market sparkles at 7pm sharp and receives scores of foreign tourists each night.

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