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AP Photos: Vietnam capital buzzes ahead Trump-Kim of summit

February 27, 2019 GMT
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People hold placards and U.S. and North Korea flags outside the Metropole hotel where U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have dinner in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Hanoi on Feb. 27 and 28. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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People hold placards and U.S. and North Korea flags outside the Metropole hotel where U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have dinner in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Hanoi on Feb. 27 and 28. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese capital was buzzing Wednesday as the city prepared for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

It was a carnival-like atmosphere on many streets in Hanoi, with vendors hawking T-shirts and other items commemorating the meeting.

Amid the fanfare and flags, however, there was a heavy security presence, underscoring the seriousness of the issues at stake when the leaders finally get down to talking.

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