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Communist Party of Viet Nam
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image by Tomislav Todorovic, 2 August 2014
A Soviet-style flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 16 September 2009
While the shape of hammer and sickle does seem to vary somewhat, it seems that the official design, or at least the one which is in widespread use, is indeed the one currently shown here.
The photos of such flags can be found at many websites and some of the best views are at:
"A Soviet style flag" description is not quite correct, since the Soviet flag has had the hammer and sickle in the canton, while this one has them in the center, just like many other Asian Communist flags, for example the Communist Party of the Philippines and many Communist parties from India, so it might be more precise to describe it as an "Asian style Communist flag."
Tomislav Todorovic, 2 August 2014
image by Tomislav Todorovic, 28 May 2014
The flag of Communist Party of Vietnam also has a vertical variant, which is frequently used for street decorations. Such a flag, with the ratio 2:1 or even or more oblong was photographed in Ho Chi Minh City on 9 May 2012:
The hammer and sickle are not necessarily placed at the top; they may appear in the bottom part, as shown in another photo from Ho Chi Minh City (date of making not specified):
Image of described flag; derived from the SVG image of party flag from Wikipedia.
(Since the ratio cannot be precisely determined from the above sources, the image is made with the approximation of 1:2.)
Tomislav Todorovic, 28 May 2014