Reuters select peach blossom portrait pic for Vietnam

29/12/2016| 8:16

A photo of a young Vietnamese woman posing for photos in a peach garden has just been selected by Reuters to its One Photo, One Country, One Year column.

 VIETNAM: A Vietnamese woman, wearing the traditional "ao dai" long dress, poses for photos along peach blossom flowers ahead of the Vietnamese "Tet" (Lunar New Year festival), in a field in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kham

The column introduces 155 photos taken by Reuters' photographers in 155 countries.

According to Reuters, the photo was taken in a field in Hanoi on February 2, in which a Vietnamese woman, wearing ao dai, poses for photos along peach blossom flowers ahead of Lunar New Year.

The young woman in the photo was Nguyen Hoang Kieu Trinh, a 22-year-old student from HCM City. Kieu Trinh is also working as an actress and model.

Trinh said that she was happy to see her photo being chosen.

"I did a photo collection at the peach garden when on a trip to Hanoi early this year," she said. "That was peach blossom season in Hanoi and I wanted to take the chance to pose beside the beautiful flowers in the traditional long dress even though it was really cold."

Other photos selected by Reuters:


UNITED STATES: A gap in the U.S.-Mexico border fence is seen outside Jacumba, California, United States, October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

THAILAND: Tourists take pictures at Mai Khao Beach, as a plane approaches the Phuket International Airport in Phuket, Thailand March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

SYRIA: A man walks on the rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike on the rebel held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

SOUTH AFRICA: The back of Table mountain is seen as seasonal fog covers the city in Cape Town, South Africa, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

PHILIPPINES: A boy leaps in-between apartment-style tombs as Filipinos visit the graves of their deceased loved ones to commemorate All Saints Day, at Barangka public cemetery in Marikina city, Metro Manila, Philippines November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

NORTH KOREA: Fireworks explode over participants in a mass dance in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers' Party of Korea party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

JAPAN: A businessman stands at a pond in the Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Garden on a warm and sunny day in Tokyo, Japan, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

INDIA: A homeless man eats his breakfast on a street in Bengaluru, India, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

GERMANY: Costumed participants take a break during a traditional Perchtenlauf (Perchten parade) in Osterseeon near Munich, Germany, December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

CUBA: Teenagers on roller skates hold on to each other as they are pulled by a vintage car to move along a street in Havana, Cuba March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado