Obama’s landmark Vietnam trip in photos

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US President Barack Obama walks down from his Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on May 22, 2016, starting his Vietnam trip. Photo: Ha Hai/Thanh Nien 

 Obama receives flowers from Tran My Linh, a 21-year-old of the University of Social Science and Humanities, Hanoi as he arrives at Noi Bai International Airport on May 22, 2016. Photo credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters

People gather along Do Duc Duc Street, Hanoi near the JW Marriott Hotel where Obama will stay. Photo: Le Nam/Thanh Nien

 A young man in Hanoi carries a banner on Do Duc Duc Street. Photo: Le Nam/Thanh Nien
 US President Barack Obama, with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (2nd L), is presented a bouquet of flowers by Nguyen Phuong Linh, 8, upon arrival at the Presidential Palace prior to a welcoming ceremony in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House
 US President Barack Obama walks with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang as they review a guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Kham/AFP

US President Barack Obama (4th R) attends a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (4th L) at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP

 US President Barack Obama ducks down under a low beam as he descends a staircase with Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan during a tour to late President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house inside the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House

US President Barack Obama and Vietnam's National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan feed fish in a pond during a tour to late President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house inside the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters 

 US President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang take part in a joint press conference at the International Convention Center in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. “The United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam that has been in place for some fifty years,” Obama told the conference. Photo credit: Luong Thai Linh/AFP
 Obama talks with performers at the conclusion of a state luncheon at the International Convention Center in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House
 US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the latter's cabinet office in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Thong Nhat/VNA
 US President Barack Obama meets with Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the party's Central Office in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP
US President Barack Obama and CNN's Anthony Bourdain have dinner at a bun cha restaurant in Hanoi's Hai Ba Trung District. Photo: Le Nam/Thanh Nien
 Local residents take pictures as Obama leaves after having dinner at a bun cha restaurant in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. Photo credit: Ba Do/VnExpress
 Obama delivers remarks at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. “On this visit, my heart has been touched by the kindness for which the Vietnamese people are known. In the many people who have been lining the streets, smiling and waving, I feel the friendship between our peoples,” he said. Photo: Truong Son/Thanh Nien
 Obama waves to locals during a visit to a shopping district in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP
  Obama walks down from his Air Force One at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Photo: Doc Lap/Thanh Nien
 US President Barack Obama receives flowers as he is greeted by Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam (in yellow ao dai), chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Council, at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Photo credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters
 Locals line up the streets to greet Obama as his motorcade heads to Ngoc Hoang (Jade Emperor) Pagoda from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Photo credit: Zing
 The big crowd stands near Ngoc Hoang Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 to catch a glimpse of Obama on his way to the pagoda. Photo credit: Zing
 US President Barack Obama pays his respect with Abbot of Ngoc Hoang Pagoda Thich Minh Thong during a visit on May 24, 2016. Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP
 Obama looks at an exhibit as he tours through the Entrepreneur Demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP
 Obama speaks with entrepreneurs at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP
 Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. He fielded questions on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at the meeting. Photo credit:Christophe Archambault/AFP
 A woman holds up a Vietnamese hat with Obama written on it as the US president speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Photo credit: Christophe Archambault/AFP
 Suboi, a Vietnamese famous rapper, smiles after performing a verse to her song while asking Obama a question at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP
 Obama (bottom R) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP
 A man holds up a sign as people line up the streets in Ho Chi Minh City to catch a glimpse of Obama on his way to the airport at the end of his Vietnam trip on May 25, 2016. Photo credit: Christophe Archambault/AFP
 A man holds up a portrait of Obama as people line up the streets in Ho Chi Minh City to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of his Vietnam trip on May 25, 2016. Photo credit: Christophe Archambault/AFP

Women and children hold Vietnamese and US flags and pictures of Obama as people line up the streets in Ho Chi Minh City to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of his Vietnam trip on May 25, 2016. Photo credit: Christophe Archambault/AFP

 
 Obama waves as he leaves Ho Chi Minh City for Japan to attend his final G7 summit. Photo: Doc Lap/Thanh Nien

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