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President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, at Ba Dinh Square, to establish the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, marking the victory of the August Revolution. (Photo: Archives)
Ba Dinh Square, the largest square in Vietnam, is now a top tourist attraction in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)
A rally took place at the square in front of the Opera House in Hanoi, on August 19, 1945. The demonstrators were then divided into groups to join an uprising to seize power from the colonial regime. (Photo: Archives).
The August Revolution Square, located in front of the Opera House, now belongs to Trang Tien ward, Hoan Kiem district. (Photo: VNA)
The rally turned into a huge demonstration in the streets of Hanoi. In this photo, demonstrators lined Paul Bert street. (now Trang Tien street). (Photo: Archives)
Trang Tien Street - one of the most beautiful streets in the city. (Photo: VNA)
The Vietnamese people occupied the Residential Palace of the Tonkin Governor on August 19, 1945. (Photo: Archives)
The Residential Palace of the Tonkin Governor, located at No.12 Ngo Quyen Street, is now the Government Guesthouse. (Photo: VNA)

Historical sites in Hanoi – Past and present

(VOVWORLD) - Take a look at how historical sites in Hanoi have changed since the August Revolution in Autumn 1945.