The best dads of Vietnam

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Favorite entries in photo contest 'Vietnamese Dads' highlight the joy of parenting and promote gender equality


 A man cuddles his child on  Dang Tat Street in Hanoi in a photo by Dao Anh Tuan, which is one of more than 1,000 entries sent to the “Vietnamese Dads” photo contest organized by the Sweden embassy this year. Swedish ambassador Camilla Mellander said at the award ceremony that she was surprised by the huge interest in this theme.
 A photo by Nguyen Xuan Chinh shows a man giving his baby a bath as his other son looking on with a smile. The selected photos will be exhibited at the Sweden embassy at 2 Nui Truc, Ba Dinh District and the Center for Women and Development at 20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho District during July. The winners were announced June 29, 2016. 
 Another exhibited photo shows a father helping his daughter with a ponytail. The contest is expected to inspire discussions on men’s roles in a Vietnamese family and gender equality.

A photo by Nguyen Cong Hung shows a father from the H’Mong ethnic group in Sa Pa in the northern highlands working the field while carrying his child.

 A happy moment of a family in the southern province of Long An, as captured by Vo Van Bang.
 This photo by Do Tuong Tuan depicts a familiar scene captured by many other pieces from rural Vietnam.
 A baby is fed by the mother while riding on the father’s back in a photo by Doan Ky Thanh. 
 Huynh Nam Dong wins the top prize for this piece of a man giving kangaroo care to his daughter who was born premature in Da Nang. His wife delivered triplets.
 The second prize winner is Tran Thiet Dung’s photo of a father taking his children to their grandmother’s in the northern province of Ha Giang.
 This photo by Dao Anh Tuan is a fan-favorite on the embassy’s Facebook page, receiving more than 9,000 likes.

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