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General Viktor Bondarev , Commander-in-Chief of Russian Airforce, and... News PhotoAnniversary,Army,Bombing,Chinese Ethnicity,Christmas,Commander In Chief,Conflict,Event,Hanoi,Horizontal,Success,VietnamPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPGeneral Viktor Bondarev (L), Commander-in-Chief of Russian Airforce, and unidentified Chinese People's Army officers look for their seats prior to an event marking the 40th anniversary of 'Dien Bien Phu in the air' or victory over US Airforce B-52's Christmas bombing, in Hanoi on December 29, 2012. Hanoi claimed downing some 34 US B-52 aircrafts during the 12-day US bombing campaign in December 1972 over Hanoi and neighbouring provinces. The meeting is the final event of a month-long celebration organised by the government. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)