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* Déclin du jour (Sunset), a painting by Vietnam's Emperor Ham Nghi (1872-1943), will go on auction in Paris on November 24.

Ham Nghi painted the piece (35x46cm) in 1915 while he was living in the Gia Long Villa in the capital of Alger, in Algeria.

Ham Nghi was the eighth Emperor in Vietnam's Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). He ruled for only one year (1884-1885). Together with Emperors Thanh Thai and Duy Tan, Ham Nghi conducted several activities to fight against the French colonists. In 1885, he led Can Vuong uprising against French rule.

Ham Nghi was arrested by the French and exiled to Algeria in 1888. He died in 1943 and was buried in Aquitaine, France in 1965.

Most cities in Vietnam feature major streets bearing his name.

* The German jazz group Thärichens Tentett will open the annual European Music Festival in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City next week.

The festival will begin on November 26 and conclude on December 4 with a classical show featuring artists from all over Europe.

Free tickets can be obtained from November 22 at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street and in Ho Chi Minh City at 18 Street No. 1, Do Thanh Condo, Ward 4, District 3.

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