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Mark Zuckerberg, not Facebook, welcome in Vietnam

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses as he delivers a keynote address during the Facebook f8 conference on Sept. 22, 2011, in San Francisco. Getty

(CBS/AP) HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam may not have Facebook but it does have Mark Zuckerberg - at least temporarily.

The Facebook founder is vacationing in the communist country, which has blocked its citizens from using his social networking site.

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Zuckerberg, 27, spent Christmas Eve in the popular tourist destination Ha Long Bay, local official Trinh Dang Thanh says.

Zuckerberg spent Christmas Day at an ecolodge in the northern mountain town of Sapa and rode a buffalo, said Le Phuc Thien, deputy manager at Topas Ecolodge.

State-run media say Zuckerberg arrived in Vietnam on Dec. 22.

Zuckerberg, who was named Time magazine's 2010 Person of the Year, founded the social networking site in 2004 while a student at Harvard. His net worth is now measured in the billions.

Vietnam's aggressive Internet censors block access to Facebook and other websites, but young Vietnamese easily bypass the restrictions.

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