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
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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.
Passengers wait for a train to depart during a country-wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist party in Dhaka on Monday
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
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.
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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. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Friday promotes awareness of the need to eradicate poverty in all countries
A woman is overcome with emotion as she prays at Baitul Mukarram, the national mosque, during Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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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.
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.
Garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, gathered to demand compensation for those who were killed and injured in the collapse of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building last year. Protestors formed a human chain in the run-up to April 24, the first anniversary of the tragedy, which saw 2,500 people rescued but left more than 1,100 people dead.
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.
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.
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 Bangladesh during the second day of a country-wide blockade of road, rail and water transport
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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.
A prisoner looks out of a courthouse window in Dhaka, Bangladesh, before the verdict for a 2009 mutiny by the Bangladeshi Rifles is announced. A special court on Tuesday sentenced to death 152 people, from among hundreds of mutineers accused of murder and arson.
Passengers clamber on to an already overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka on Thursday. Millions of residents of the Bangladesh capital are travelling home to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Rickshaw pullers take a rest inside a cable reeler in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday.
Bangladeshi children cool off at Mohammadpur Geneva camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Tuesday. Mohammadpur Geneva Camp is one of the largest refugee camps in Dhaka City.