It was a big weekend in Hanoi, Vietnam. On Friday the city began a week-long celebration of its 1,000th anniversary and on Sunday the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long-Hanoi was recognized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a World Heritage Site. The World Heritage list includes 911 places that the World Heritage Committee considers to have "outstanding universal value."
The 1,000th anniversary celebration opened with a ceremony at the citadel. From Sai Gon Giai Phong: