Bangladesh

Bangladeshi children travel at the back of a moving train at a railway station during the second day of a 48-hour general strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi children on a moving train at a railway station during the second day of a 48-hour general strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist party in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Devotees ride on the roof of a train as they return to the city after attending the final prayers on the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema in Dhaka...Devotees ride on the roof of a train as they return to the city after attending the final prayers on the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema in Dhaka January 11, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims congregated in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka as the first phase of this year's Bishwa Ijtema, one of the biggest Islamic gatherings in the world after the Haj in Saudi Arabia, came to an end. Picture taken January 11, 2015.

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Devotees return to central Dhaka after attending the final prayers of the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims congregated in Tongi, a township in the north of Bangladesh’s capital, as the first phase of this year’s Bishwa Ijtema, one of the biggest Muslim gatherings in the world, came to an end. 

A Bangladeshi child labourer works at an aluminium pot factory in Dhaka on October 21, 2014. More than 6.3 million children under the age of 14 are working in Bangladesh, according to a UNICEF report on child labour.

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A Bangladeshi child works at an aluminium pot factory in Dhaka on Tuesday. More than 6.3 m children under the age of 14 are working in Bangladesh, according to a Unicef report

A Bangladeshi child stands in an alley as a boy climbs a ladder outside their home at a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 and is designated to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

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A Bangladeshi child stands in an alley as a boy climbs a ladder outside their home at a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Friday promotes awareness of the need to eradicate poverty in all countries

epa04405069 Rickshaw drivers throng on a street during the dawn to dusk strike called by the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 September, 2014. Jamaat-e-Islami called for the shutdown to mount pressure for the release of its senior leader and war crimes convict Delwar Hossain Sayedee

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Rickshaw drivers gather during the dawn to dusk strike called by the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jamaat-e-Islami called for the shutdown to mount pressure for the release of its senior leader and war crimes convict Delwar Hossain Sayedee

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Bangladeshi woman Munni, whose daughters are missing, cries as rescuers search the River Padma after a passenger ferry capsized in Munshiganj district, Bangladesh. A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, and at least 44 people either swam to safety or were rescued but the number of missing passengers is not yet known. 

Eid Celebrations Mark The End Of Ramadan...DHAKA, BANGLADESH - JULY 29: A woman is overcome with emotions as she prays at the National Mosque, Baitul Mukarram, during Eid al-Fitr on July 29, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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A woman is overcome with emotion as she prays at Baitul Mukarram, the national mosque, during Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Bangladeshis wait at a train station to board packed trains

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Bangladeshis board a packed train on Monday as they rush home from Dhaka to be with their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr.

A Chinese honour guard prepares for the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 9,2014. Sheikh Hasina is on a visit to China from June 6 to 11.

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A Chinese honour guard prepares for the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Monday.

Rescuers search for missing passengers after a ferry capsized in the Meghna River at Munshiganj, in Bangladesh, Friday, May 16, 2014. Rescuers have recovered at least 22 bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh, officials said Friday.

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Rescuers search for missing passengers after a ferry capsized in the Meghna River at Munshiganj, in Bangladesh, Friday. Rescuers have recovered at least 22 bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh, officials said Friday 

Relatives of victims killed in the collapse of Rana Plaza mourn on the first year anniversary of the accident, as they gather in Savar

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Relatives of victims killed in the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh mourn on the first anniversary of the incident, as they gather in Savar on Thursday.

Bangladeshi people participate in a parade to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year or Pahela Baisshakh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, April 14, 2014. Thousands of Bangladeshis on Monday celebrated their new year with fairs, concerts and rallies.

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People participate in a parade to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year, or Pahela Baisshakh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thousands of Bangladeshis on Monday celebrated their new year with fairs, concerts and rallies.

A festival goer dances during a live music event during the 124th annual Lalon festival in Kushtia, Bangladesh. The Lalon Shah festival is an annual festival celebrating the life and death of Fakir Lalon Shah, who was a Bangladeshi mystic, baul, philosopher, musician, writer and advocate of religious tolerance. Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims follow his teachings and attend the festival, which comprises of 3 days of music, dance, and consumption of marijuana, which is referred to as "siddhi", or enlightenment.

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The Lalon Shah festival, in its 24th year in Kushtia, Bangladesh, is an annual event celebrating the life and death of Fakir Lalon Shah, a Bangladeshi mystic, philosopher, musician, writer and advocate of religious tolerance.

People pay tribute at the Shahid Minar on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka...People pay tribute at the Shahid Minar, a memorial for martyrs of the national language movement, on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka February 21, 2014. On the same day in 1952, several University of Dhaka students were killed when police opened fire on a protest demanding their mother-language Bangla be made a state language. UNESCO's General Conference recognised February 21 as International Mother Language Day in November 1999.

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People pay tribute at the Shahid Minar, a memorial for martyrs of the national language movement, on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On the same day in 1952, several University of Dhaka students were killed when police opened fire on a protest demanding their mother-language Bangla be made a state language.

Woman cries after she losing all of her belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka...A woman cries after she losing all of her belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka February 11, 2014. According to local media, at least 200 shanties and 20 shops were destroyed in the fire on Tuesday, which was caused by an electric short circuit at a slum in the Mirpur area of Dhaka. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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A woman cries after losing all of her belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka, Bangladesh. According to local media, at least 200 shanties and 20 shops were destroyed in the fire on Tuesday, which was caused by an electric short circuit.

Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A Bangladeshi auto driver waits for passengers during an ongoing strike called by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. On Monday, Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Awami League party won one of the most violent elections in the country's history, marred by street fighting, low turnout and a boycott by the opposition that made the results a foregone conclusion. The political gridlock plunges Bangladesh deeper into turmoil and economic stagnation, and could lead to more violence in a deeply impoverished country of 160 million.

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An auto-rickshaw driver waits for passengers during a strike called by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday. 

Boatmen wait for passengers at the river bank of Buriganga, in Dhaka, Bangladesh 27 November 2013, during the second day of the 48-hour country wide blockade of road, rail and water transport, as protest against the announcement of the schedule for the upcomng national poll. The election commission has announced the date of the national poll scheduled on 05 January 2014.

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Boatmen wait for passengers at the river bank of Buriganga in Bangladesh during the second day of a country-wide blockade of road, rail and water transport

TOPSHOTS Buses are parked at an inter-di...TOPSHOTS Buses are parked at an inter-district bus terminal during a blockade organised by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists and its Islamist allies in Dhaka on November 26, 2013. Bangladesh opposition supporters went on the rampage, blocking roads and ripping up railway tracks after rejecting plans for a January 5 election, plunging the nation into fresh political turmoil. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Buses are packed into an inter-district bus terminal during a blockade organised by Bangladesh Nationalist party activists and its Islamist allies in Dhaka. Bangladesh opposition supporters went on the rampage, blocking roads and ripping up railway tracks after rejecting plans for a January 5 election, plunging the nation into fresh political turmoil. 

Bangladeshi commuters travel along a str...Bangladeshi commuters travel along a street during a nationwide strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka on November 13, 2013. Led by the BNP, the 18-Party alliance is trying to enforce a 84-hour general strike across Bangladesh to back their demand for a non-party neutral caretaker to conduct the upcoming parliament polls and to protest the arrest of its senior leaders. TOPSHOTS      AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Commuters take to their bikes in Dhaka during a nationwide strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which left thousands of buses, minibuses and trucks idled. Led by the BNP, an 18-Party alliance is encouraging an 84-hour strike to support their demand for a non-party neutral caretaker to conduct upcoming parliamentary polls and to protest about the arrest of its senior leaders.