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Today's Gallery (2019.04.17)

charak puja

Devotees observe Charak Puja, a festival celebrating Hindu god Shiva, on Chaitra Sangkranti (last day of the Bangla year, April 13) in a village under Banshkhali Upazila of Chattogram. As part of the ritual, a man is suspended from a Charak tree and revolves around the tree mid-air seven times. A village fair is also held annually surrounding the festival. Photo: RAJIB RAIHAN

boro moghbazar

A woman and her child carefully walk past an unprotected large ditch in a road at Boro Moghbazar area in Dhaka. Extended renovation work spells woes for pedestrians. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Palash Khan

gathering dust

Impounded motorbikes left to rust on the premises of Sylhet Kotwali Police Station. According to police, these bikes, many of which were used in mugging, were confiscated during various drives. Due to delay in trial and resultant backlog of cases, police are unable to dispose of the vehicles. The photo was taken on Monday. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

hawkers dominate the footpaths

Tens of ambulances stall in traffic jam on the road beside Dhaka Medical College Hospital every day. Hawkers dominate the footpaths and road-sides, narrowing the way and causing gridlock -- making it impossible for emergency patients to get to the hospital fast. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon