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In Vietnam, rage growing over loss of land rights

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In Vietnam, rage growing over loss of land rights

Vietnamese women protest the seizure of their land by the government Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Forced evictions are one of the main drivers of public anger against Vietnam's Communist leadership. Land disputes break out elsewhere in Asia, notably next door in China, but they have particular resonance in Vietnam, where wars and revolutions were fought in the name of the peasant class to secure collective ownership of the land. A banner reads: "People from provinces of An Giang, Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Ninh Thuan who are filing their petitions, now spend all their money. We would like you to show your love to help us. We are waiting for the prime minister to solve." (AP Photo/Chris Brummitt)

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