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A year in photos: 2016 through Tuoi Tre lens

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 11:22 GMT+7

Another eventful year is drawing to a close and Tuoi Tre is proud to share some of the best moments we’ve captured over the last 365 days.  Here is a closer look at 2016 through the lens of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

Hundreds of young men compete to move a large lucky wooden ball down a muddy pitch during the Phet festival in Phu Tho Province in northern Vietnam - Photo: NAM TRAN/Tuoi Tre

A child bursts into tears amidst a sea of revelers at the Hung King Temple Festival in Phu Tho Province in northern Vietnam - Photo: NGUYEN KHANH/Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Huu Thanh, 60, collects dead fish along a beach in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. Fish across Vietnam’s central coast died en masse after exposure to untreated wastewater dumped into the ocean by a Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group steel mill. - Photo: NHAT LINH/Tuoi Tre

Three children in raincoats walk along the O Quy Ho mountain pass through snow and negative 4 degree Celsisus temperatures Sa Pa, a mountain town in the northern province of Lao Cai - Photo: NAM TRAN/Tuoi Tre

Employees of an urban environment company collect dead fish from the polluted West Lake in Hanoi - Photo: NGUYEN KHANH/Tuoi Tre

A man in Ben Tre Province in southern Vietnam digs a massive well in front of his house in search of fresh water during the Mekong Delta’s worst drought and salinization in 100 years - Photo: HUU KHOA/Tuoi Tre

Tourists watch with curiosity as a buffalo dies from freezing temperatures in front of a house in Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, in northern Vietnam - Photo: NAM TRAN/Tuoi Tre

Two children paddle a raft made from banana trees through a flooded remote village in Binh Dinh Province in south-central Vietnam - Photo: HUU KHOA/Tuoi Tre

 woman of the Dao ethnic group (c) cries in desperation as her mother and son are swept away by flood waters in Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam on August 5, 2016 - Photo: NAM TRAN/Tuoi Tre

A six-year-old girl who has yet to attend school sits in a massive landfill on Phu Quoc Island, just off the western coast of southern Vietnam - Photo: HUU KHOA/Tuoi Tre

Children study in a makeshift classroom in the mountainous northern province of Son La - Photo: NAM TRAN/Tuoi Tre

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with locals in Hanoi - Photo: NGUYEN KHANH/Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh is greeted by a sea of fans upon his triumphant return from the Rio 2016 Olympics where he won gold and silver medals. - Photo: NGUYEN KHANH/Tuoi Tre

British Prince William (R) friendly shakes hands with local residents in the Hanoi Old Quarter - Photo: NGUYEN KHANH/Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s midfielder Vu Minh Tuan pays tribute to his recently deceased father after scoring against Indonesia in Hanoi.  Tuan’s father passed away only a few days before the match - Photo: NGUYEN KHANH/Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien (L) visits Le Thi Ha Vi after her right leg was mistakenly amputated by negligent doctors - Photo: HUU KHOA/Tuoi Tre

Rescuers save a victim from a collapsed house in Hanoi.  Two others were killed in the accident. - Photo: NAM TRAN/Tuoi Tre

A karaoke parlor in the aftermath of a fire that killed 13 in Hanoi - Photo: NGUYEN KHANH/Tuoi Tre

A sea of vehicles in bumper-to-bumper traffic typical on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ambassadors from many countries pose for a group photo as they explore Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh Province in central Vietnam - Photo: THUAN THANG/Tuoi Tre

A man is taken from court after being sentenced to seven years behind bars for blackmailing a drink maker in the infamous fly-in-bottle case - Photo: HUU KHOA/Tuoi Tre

A woman who lost six family members in a shocking murder incident in the southern province of Binh Phuoc carries a portrait of one of the victims to the court where the murderer will be tried - Photo: HUU KHOA/Tuoi Tre

More than two metric tons of tusks and 70kg of rhino horns are destroyed in Hanoi - Photo: NGUYEN KHANH/Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese rocker Tran Lap greets audience in the last performance before the star succumbed to cancer - Photo: NAM TRAN/Tuoi Tre

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