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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.

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.

Garment workers protest in Bangladesh...epa04163076 Garment workers make a human chain demanding proper compensation of the dead and injured workers of the Rana Plaza building collapse, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 11 April 2014. The one-year anniversary of the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza building that left over 1,100 workers dead and about 2,500 rescued alive is coming up on 24 April 2013.  EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

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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 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.

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. Read more

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. Read more

A prisoner stands looking out of a window of a courthouse before the verdict for a 2009 mutiny is announced, in Dhaka November 5, 2013. A special court in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced to death more than 150 people, from among hundreds of mutineers accused of murder and arson at the headquarters of the country's border guards in 2009.

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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 climb to board an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka

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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.