Bangladesh

Fishermen place bamboo, where they will later place tree branches and fish food, to catch fish in a river in Dhaka

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Fishermen place bamboo, where they will later place tree branches and fish food, to catch fish in a river in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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People stand in the windows of an overcrowded passenger train as they travel home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a railway station in Dhaka

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People stand in the windows of an overcrowded passenger train as they travel home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday

In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Nizam, 11, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, June 12, 2016. He earns less than $5 per week. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

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Nizam, 11, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nizam earns less than $5 per week 

Working at an aluminium factory in Bangladesh...epa05176380 Monir polishes a pot at an aluminium factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23 February 2016. He earns around 80 euro per month working more than 12 hours a day. Many young workers migrated to the city for a better job and live in slums.  EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

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Monir polishes a pot at an aluminium factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A Bangladeshi child sells headbands during the Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. The Victory Day celebrated on December 16 marks the anniversary of Bangladesh's victory in the India-aided war against Pakistan.

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A Bangladeshi child sells headbands during the Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday. The Victory Day celebrated marks the anniversary of Bangladesh’s victory in the India-aided war against Pakistan

Bangladesh Hindu Festival

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A Bangladeshi Hindu devotee dances in front of a Hindu temple on the last day of Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday.

Child Marriage In Bangladesh...MANIKGANJ, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 20: 15 year old Nasoin Akhter poses for a video on the day of her wedding to a 32 year old man, August 20, 2015 in Manikganj, Bangladesh.  In June of this year, Human Rights Watch released a damning report about child marriage in Bangladesh. The country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 29% of girls marrying before the age of 15, and 65% of girls marrying before they turn 18. The detrimental effects of early marriage on a girl cannot be overstated. Most young brides drop out of school. Pregnant girls from 15-20 are twice as likely to die in childbirth than those 20 or older, while girls under 15 are at five times the risk. Research cites spousal age difference as a significant risk factor for violence and sexual abuse. Child marriage is attributed to both cultural tradition and poverty. Parents believe that it "protects" girls from sexual assault and harassment. Larger  dowries are not required for young girls, and economically, women's earnings are insignificant as compared to men's. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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15 year old Nasoin Akhter poses for a video on the day of her wedding to a 32 year old man in Manikganj, Bangladesh. In June of this year, Human Rights Watch released a damning report about child marriage in Bangladesh. The country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 29% of girls marrying before the age of 15, and 65% of girls marrying before they turn 18. The detrimental effects of early marriage on a girl cannot be overstated. Most young brides drop out of school. Pregnant girls from 15-20 are twice as likely to die in childbirth than those 20 or older, while girls under 15 are at five times the risk. Research cites spousal age difference as a significant risk factor for violence and sexual abuse. Child marriage is attributed to both cultural tradition and poverty. Parents believe that it “protects” girls from sexual assault and harassment. Larger dowries are not required for young girls, and economically, women’s earnings are insignificant as compared to men’s. 

Rohingya men push a fishing boat to shore  in Shamlapur, Bangladesh. In the past months thousands of Rohingya have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, many of them by way of Bangladesh. The Rohingya pay up to $2,000 to traffickers, and they sail out from Bangladesh's southern coastline on fishing boats to meet larger ships in the deep sea that will take them to Malaysia.

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Rohingya men push a fishing boat to shore in Shamlapur, Bangladesh. In the past months thousands of Rohingya have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, many of them by way of Bangladesh. The Rohingya pay up to $2,000 to traffickers, and they sail out from Bangladesh’s southern coastline on fishing boats to meet larger ships in the deep sea that will take them to Malaysia.

APTOPIX Bangladesh Building Collapse Anniversary

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A relative cries in front of a monument erected in memory of the victims of Rana Plaza building collapse, as they gather at the spot on its second anniversary in Savar, Bangladesh, on Friday.

A Bangladeshi child watches from behind soldiers of Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion a rally to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

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A child watches a rally to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from behind soldiers of the Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion

Bangladesh's Nasir Hossain drops a catch from New Zealand's Cory Anderson during their Cricket World Cup match in Hamilton, Friday

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Bangladesh’s Nasir Hossain drops a catch from New Zealand’s Cory Anderson during their Cricket World Cup match in Hamilton, Friday

Bangladesh's Nassir Hossain leaps onto team mates in celebration after Bangladesh knocked England out of the tournament in their Cricket World Cup match in Adelaide...Bangladesh's Nassir Hossain (top) leaps onto team mates in celebration after Bangladesh knocked England out of the tournament in their Cricket World Cup match in Adelaide, March 9, 2015.

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Bangladesh’s Nassir Hossain leaps onto team mates in celebration after Bangladesh knocked England out of the tournament in their Cricket World Cup match in Adelaide, on Monday

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Bangladeshi workers unload goods from a boat in the Buriganga river during an ongoing nationwide strike and blockade called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led alliance, in Dhaka

Slum fire in Bangladesh

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Slum dwellers react after losing their shanties in a fire at Agargaon in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday

Bangladeshi people cry as rescuers search the River Padma after a passenger ferry capsized in Manikganj district, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Up to 140 passengers were thought to be on the river ferry when it capsized Sunday afternoon after being hit by a cargo vessel in central Bangladesh. More than 50 were killed in the latest shipping mishap in the South Asian nation.

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A man cries as rescuers search the Padma river after a passenger ferry capsized in Manikganj district, about 40km northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. Up to 140 passengers were thought to be on the boat when it capsized on Sunday afternoon after being hit by a cargo vessel.

Afghan families watch the live broadcast of the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at a refugee camp in Kabul...Afghan families watch the live broadcast of the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at a refugee camp in Kabul February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

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Afghan families watch the live broadcast of the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at a refugee camp in Kabul on Wednesday.

Bangladesh police stop activists from the Road Transport League, a wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League as they protest against the on-going nationwide strike outside the Bangladesh Nationalist Party office in Dhaka on February 9, 2015.  Violence triggered by the nationwide strike and blockade of roads, railways and waterways has reportedly left 80 people dead

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Bangladesh police stop members of the Road Transport League, a wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League, during a protest outside the Bangladesh Nationalist party office in Dhaka against the nationwide strike on Monday. Violence triggered by the strike and blockade of roads, railways and waterways has reportedly left 80 people dead.

Boarded passengers wait for a train to depart during a country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. Banglaseh economy has been suffering huge loss after the contineous blokade and strike called by BNP led 20-party for the last 27 days

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Passengers wait for a train to depart during a country-wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist party in Dhaka on Monday

Country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party...epa04592536 People travel on boats as they cross the Buriganga river during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at Keranigonj in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 January 2015. Violence erupted in different parts of the country after former prime minister Khaleda Zia called a nationwide transport blockade on 05 January, the first anniversary of a controversial election that her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and allies boycotted. According to official estimates, at least 35 people have since been killed in firebomb attacks on passenger buses, cars and trucks as vehicles plied on highways in defiance of the blockade.

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People travel on boats as they cross the Buriganga river during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at Keranigonj in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday

Strike in Bangladesh ...epa04585515 A woman sleeps with her child at the platform during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at the Kamlapur railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 January 2015. Violence erupted in different parts of the country after former prime minister Khaleda Zia called a nationwide transport blockade on 05 January, the first anniversary of a controversial election that her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and allies boycotted. According to official estimates, at least 30 people have since been killed in firebomb attacks on passenger buses, cars and trucks as vehicles plied on highways in defiance of the blockade

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A woman and child on the platform at the Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, during a country-wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist party