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Residents of Vientiane on Saturday morning make offerings to monks at temples for the Buddhist Lent Festival, while devotees in the provinces did the same. The festival is an annual longstanding tradition that signifies the start of Lent the following day.--Photo Lao National Radio

President of the Lao Red Cross, Associate Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak, and Red Cross staff on July 22-23 hand over supplies worth 50 million kip to the Red Cross in Phongsaly province and provincial Governor Mr Khamphai Vannasane. The Lao Red Cross is assisting impoverished people in Phongsaly and encouraging more people to donate blood. --Photo Lao National Radio

Fourth year students at lower secondary schools around country took their final year exams from July 21-23, being tested in six subjects. In Savannakhet province, 9,272 students sat exams at 44 examination centres at 226 schools in 14 districts. Schools in the provincial capital used 457 classrooms to accommodate 1,660 students sitting exams. Children in the fifth and final year of primary school and the seventh and final year of secondary schools will sit their exams in the near future. --Photo Khaokila

Members of the Women’s Union Committee of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Friday celebrate their 66th anniversary (July 20,1955-July 20, 2021) at the ministry.





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