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Women on bicycles make their way along a section of the newly built Ho Chi Minh highway April 24, 2005, near Vinh, Vietnam. Today, many sections of the trail that supplied the war efforts of the North against the South have been reclaimed by tropical growth. However a main artery has now become the Ho Chi Minh National Highway. The more 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) stretches from the gates of Hanoi to the former capital of South Vietnam known as Saigon.

Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review