Around 40,000 people sang the national anthem to the roar of canons firing to start the parade to mark the capital city’s millennial anniversary on October 10.Following are photos about the meeting and parade: 10 helicopters with party’s and nation’s flags, and logos for 1000 years of Thang Long flew in the sky over Ba Dinh square. The beginning of the parade. Troops carrying the Party’s and Nation’s flags. The commander’s car carrying General Nguyen Van Thanh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, leads the parade. Photo by Hoang Ha Forces in turn parade the platform in music The land force The air force and air defense force. Photo by Hoang Ha Women’s information corps. Commandos. Photo by Dantri. The infantry. Photo by Hoang Ha Marine police. Traffic policewomen. Partisans. Photo by Hoang Ha. Female partisans. War veterans. Photo by Hoang Ha Representatives of Vietnamese ethnic groups. International friends.. Press workers. Photo by Dantri Vietnamese businessmen. Photo by Hoang Ha. Vietnamese women’s association Vietnamese students and young people. Photo by Hoang Ha Art performances.. Reasling ballons to end the event. Photo by Hoang Ha.