Ramadan in Bangladesh

epa09895641 A Bangladeshi Muslim boy attends a prayer at the Mosque during the Holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 April 2022. Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset and performing an extra prayer at night. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Half-Day strike in Bangladesh

epa09855177 Bangladeshi police clash with Left Democratic Alliance members during the half-day strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 March 2022. The Left Democratic Alliance and other political parties called for a countrywide half-day strike in protest against the price hike of essential commodities and in demand of the restoration of voting rights of the people. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Holi Festival in Dhaka

epa09837803 Dhaka University Faculty of Fine Arts students celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 20 March 2022. Holi, which means 'burning,' is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna and heralds the onset of the spring season. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Hindu devotees join Rakher Upobash in Dhaka

epa09572451 Hindu devotees sit with lamps and pray at the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 09 November 2021. Lokenath Brahmachari, who is called Baba Lokenath, was an 18th-century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Hindu devotees traditionally fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favors during a ritual called Kartik Brati, or Rakher Upobash. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Police clash with Islamist activist in Dhaka

epaselect epa09525009 Bangladeshi Islamist actives clash with police after Friday prayer at the Baitul Mukarram Mosque and Paltan area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 October 2021. Clashes between Muslim protesters and policemen erupted after Friday noon prayers as people were protesting against an alleged desecration of the Holy Koran in Comilla. Local police authorities said at least four people died and many injured in Chandpur district, and Hindu temples were vandalized during Durga Puja celebrations following the alleged desecration of the Koran at a Durga Puja pandal in Comilla. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Bangladesh halts production at human milk bank after backlash

epa08095641 A newborn baby undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Institute of Child and Mother Health (ICMH) in Matuail, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 31 December 2019. According to local media report, the formal launching of Bangladesh first human milk bank was suspended following a backlash from Muslim clerics. The program aims at feeding orphans and children of working mothers in Bangladesh. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Air pollution in Dhaka

epaselect epa08046677 A Bangladeshi vendor walks on a dusty road in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 05 December 2019. Dhaka continues to be ranked as one of the world's most polluted cities, with debris from construction, vehicle emmisions and brick kilns listed as major contributors to air pollution in the city. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Protest and commemoration of dead textile workers in fire in fashion factory Tazreen in Dhaka

epa07185957 A group of garment workers form a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24 November 2018, to commemorate the dead who died six years ago in Tazreen in a factory fire for lack of safety at work. The Industrial Bangladesh Council - IBC calls for adequate compensation and punishment of the perpetrators. On 24 November 2012, at least 113 workers were killed and 172 injured in the fire in Tazreen, some 35 km south of Dhaka. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Durga Puja festival preparations in Bangladesh

epa08698358 A Bangladeshi artist works on an idol of the God Ganesha ahead of the largest Durga Puja festival of the Bengali Hindus community in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 September 2020. The Durga puja will run from 22 to 26 October. According to Hindu faith, goddess Durga comes down to the earth from the heaven to establish peace, harmony by annihilating evil forces. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Laborers in Dhaka

epa08608774 Bangladeshi female day laborer breaks bricks at a brick factory at the Keraniganj area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 August 2020. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Daily life amid coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh

epa08598858 A street view is reflected on mirrors at a vendor's stall, amid the coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 12 August 2020. Countries around the world are taking increased measures to stem the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Daily life amid coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh

epa08598857 A rickshaw puller wearing a face mask as he rides his rickshaw on the street, amid the coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 12 August 2020. Countries around the world are taking increased measures to stem the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Monsoon Flood in Bangladesh

epa08587528 A boy travels on boat with his cow in a flood affected area in Nawabganj, Bangladesh, 06 August 2020. According to news reports, at least 2.25 million people are affected by the floods in 26 districts in Bangladesh. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Aftermath of Padma River Erosion in Bangladesh

epa07017992 Erosion by the River Padma continues washing away concrete structures at Naria in Sariatpur, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 September 2018. According to local media reports, Over five thousand families in Naria, Shariatpur became homeless in the last three months as the Padma devoured a vast area on its right bank. Every year in Bangladesh, millions of people are affected by river erosion that destroys homes, farmlands, and communication infrastructures. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Monsoon Flood in Bangladesh

epa08566908 A man walks in water through flood affected area in Dohar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 July 2020. According to news reports, at least 1.5 million people are affected by the floods in 18 districts in Bangladesh. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Birthday of Lord Krishna Celebration in Bangladesh

epa06992303 Bangladeshi Hindu community people take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 02 September 2018. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Birthday of Lord Krishna Celebration in Bangladesh

epa06992300 Bangladeshi Hindu community people take part in the celebration of the religious festival Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 02 September 2018. Lord Krishna, the eighth of the ten incarnations of Hindu God Lord Vishnu, who is considered the Preserver of the Universe, is one of Hinduism's most popular gods. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Protest against essential products price hike in Dhaka, Bangladesh

epa09800992 Bangladeshi police members clash with members of Gono Odhikar Parishad party to disperse them during a protest rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 04 March 2022. Gono Odhikar Parishad party members staged a protest against the recent price hike of essential products, the protest was lead by former Dhaka University Central Students Vice President Nurul Haque Nur. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Daily life amid coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh

epa08513531 Bangladeshi police officers wearing face mask participate in a morning yoga session to boost their immune systems during the coronavirus outbreak, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 June 2020. Countries around the world are taking increased measures to stem the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Eid al-Adha 2018 preparations in Bangladesh

epa06960298 Bangladeshi homebound passengers gather on ferries as they travel to villages at Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 August 2018. Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. Muslims slaughter a sacrificial animal and split the meat into three parts, one for the family, one for friends and relatives, and one for the poor and needy. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Eid al-Adha preparations in Bangladesh

epa07766293 Bangladeshi homebound passengers gather on ferries as they travel to their villages to celebrate of Eid-al-Adha festival, at Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 10 August 2019. Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. Muslims slaughter a sacrificial animal and split the meat into three parts, one for the family, one for friends and relatives, and one for the poor and needy. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Eid al-Adha preparations in Bangladesh

epa07763599 Bangladeshi people climb on the roof of an overcrowded train as they travel to their home villages to celebrate Eid-al-Adha, at the Kamlapur Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 09 August 2019. Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. Muslims slaughter a sacrificial animal and split the meat into three parts, one for the family, one for friends and relatives, and one for the poor and needy. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Covid-19 cases cross 100,000 in Bangladesh

epa08493307 A Bangladeshi health worker collects a swab sample from a woman at a coronavirus testing center of the Mugda Medical Collage and Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 June 2020. According to the Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and local media, Bangladesh has crossed the 100,000 mark of the Covid-19 cases and the deaths to 1,343. Countries around the world are taking increased measures to stem the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Eid al-Adha preparations in Bangladesh

epa07757911 A man pulls a cow form a boat to be displayed for sale at a livestock market ahead of the holy festival of Eid al-Adha, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 05 August 2019. Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the two Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. Muslims slaughter a sacrificial animal and split the meat into three parts, one for the family, one for friends and relatives, and one for the poor and needy. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Number of dengue fever increasing in Dhaka

epa07735062 A man covered with a mosquito net suffers from dengue fever as he receives treatment inside the 'Shaheed Suhrawardy' Medical Colleague Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23 July 2019. According to the Directorate General of Health Services, in 2019 five people have died and over 7, 179 infected with dengue fever in Bangladesh. Dengue is the world's fastest-growing infectious disease, causing an average of over half million potentially fatal infections annually and around 20,000 deaths. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Bangladesh

epa08442289 Muslims attend the Eid al-Fitr prayers at the National Mosque of Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 25 May 2020. Authorities Bangladesh reopened mosques for Ramadan prayers, on the proviso that health regulations were followed during the coronavirus pandemic. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a three-day festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Daily life amid coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh

epa08427921 Bangladeshi men row their boats through a water hyacinth as passengers sit on the boat at the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh 17 May 2020. Reports state that Bangladesh is set to extend the shut down till 30 May 2020. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Daily Life in Bangladesh

epa07679228 A Bangladeshi man sleep in a construction site as labors carry construction material at mid-night in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 June 2019. Dhaka is a one of the most populated cities in the world, built along the Buriganga river, in 2016 the population was 18 million in the greater Dhaka area. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Daily life amid coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh

epa08413088 Bangladeshi volunteers wearing protective suits offer funeral prayer next to body of a person who died of Covid-19 at Rayer Bazar graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 10 May 2020. Countries around the world are taking increased measures to stem the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Daily life amid coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh

epaselect epa08397671 A street child stands on painted circle as he waits for free iftar (breaking of the fast) provided by Dhaka University students during the Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 02 May 2020. Reports state Bangladesh may extend its ongoing closure of all public and private offices till 15 May amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

World Day Against Child Labor

epa06802056 Ten-year old Sayed poses for a portrait while working in a dockyard workshop in Keraniganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL), 12 June 2018. The theme of this year's the World Day Against Child Labor and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (Safe Day) shines 'a spotlight on the global need to improve the safe and health of young workers and end child labour' as the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced on their website. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Bangladeshi garment workers protest amid coronavirus outbreak

epaselect epa08364011 Bangladeshi garment workers, some wearing protective face masks, block a road during a protest to demand payment of wages in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 April 2020. According to media reports, thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers are protesting demanding payment of their wages that were not paid by factories after exports worth around three billion US dollars were cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic of the Covid-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Coronavirus in Bangladesh

epa08312659 A girl sits on a train and reads a newspaper as she wear a protective mask at the Kamlapur Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 March 2020. According to local media reports, Bangladesh has confirmed a second death and 24 cases of COVID-19. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Thousands of houses destroyed in Rupnagar slum fire in Dhaka

epa08285759 People affected by the disaster stand in ruins after a fire ripped through Rupnagar Slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 11 March 2020. Over 2,000 houses are wiped out in the fire and around 10,000 residents are affected, 20 firefighter units were deployed to contain the flames, according to reports. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Thousands of houses destroyed in Rupnagar slum fire in Dhaka

epa08285195 Firefighters work in the aftermath of a fire that broke out at Rupnagar Slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 11 March 2020. According to media reports, over 2,000 houses were razed in the fire and around 10,000 residents were affected. 20 firefighter units were deployed to contain the flames. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

epaselect epa06192188 A Rohingya girl holds an umbrella over her little sister during the rain near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border as they enter Bangladesh, at Teknaf, Bangladesh, 08 September 2017. Thousands of Bangali, known as Rohingya refugees, have fled Myanmar from violence over the last few weeks, most trying to cross the border and reach Bangladesh. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

epa06192189 A Rohingya woman along with her children walks after entring Bangladesh near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border at Teknaf, Bangladesh, 08 September 2017. Thousands of Bangali, known as Rohingya refugees, have fled Myanmar from violence over the last few weeks, most trying to cross the border and reach Bangladesh. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Six die in Dhaka high-rise building fire

epa07468945 Firefighters try to extinguish a fire that broke out at a high-rise building, as survivors cling to the wall to escape the fire, in Banani area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 March 2019. According to the local media reports, at least six persons, including a Sri Lankan citizen, were killed and many others injured in a fire that broke out at FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani area late afternoon of 28 March. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Muslim devotees travel on an overcrowded train to attend the annual Bishwa Ijtema festival

epa05718510 Muslim devotees travel on an overcrowded train to attend the final prayer service for the annual Bishwa Ijtema festival at Tongi near Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 January 2017. Millions of Muslims flocked to the banks of the Turag river in Bangladesh to take part in the final day of the festival. EPA/MONIRUL ALAM

Air pollution in Dhaka, Bangladesh

epaselect epa09699234 A Bangladeshi laborer cuts hair at the brick field in Aminbazar, Dhaka area, Bangladesh, 21 January 2022. Dhaka continues to be ranked as one of the world's most polluted cities, with debris from construction, vehicle emmisions and brick kilns listed as major contributors to air pollution in the city. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Air pollution in Dhaka, Bangladesh

epa09699234 A Bangladeshi laborer cuts hair at the brick field in Aminbazar, Dhaka area, Bangladesh, 21 January 2022. Dhaka continues to be ranked as one of the world's most polluted cities, with debris from construction, vehicle emmisions and brick kilns listed as major contributors to air pollution in the city. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Coronavirus in Bangladesh

epa09665577 A woman receives a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Dhaka Mohanagar General Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh 04 January, 2022. According to the Bangladesh health authorities, the total number of 7 Omicron cases confirmed in Bangladesh, the Omicron variant may cause a major spike in Covid-19 transmission in the country in March-April. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Bangladeshi students protest for road safety and half price discount bus service in Dhaka

epa09606437 Bangladeshi students block Dhanmondi 27 road intersection demanding road safety and half price discount on the city service bus fare, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 November 2021. According to police, a second-year student of the Notre Dame College, Nayeem Hasan, was killed in a road accident on 24 November when a Dhaka City Corporation garbage truck hit him in the Gulistan area of Dhaka. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Hindu devotees join Rakher Upobash in Dhaka

epa09572451 Hindu devotees sit with lamps and pray at the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 09 November 2021. Lokenath Brahmachari, who is called Baba Lokenath, was an 18th-century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Hindu devotees traditionally fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favors during a ritual called Kartik Brati, or Rakher Upobash. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM

Police clash with Islamist activist in Dhaka

epa09525009 Bangladeshi Islamist actives clash with police after Friday prayer at the Baitul Mukarram Mosque and Paltan area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 October 2021. Clashes between Muslim protesters and policemen erupted after Friday noon prayers as people were protesting against an alleged desecration of the Holy Koran in Comilla. Local police authorities said at least four people died and many injured in Chandpur district, and Hindu temples were vandalized during Durga Puja celebrations following the alleged desecration of the Koran at a Durga Puja pandal in Comilla. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM
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