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Today's Gallery (2020.08.14)

a bus helper

A bus helper wearing a face mask on his wrist looks for commuters to pick up at Poribagh in the capital. People refusing to use any face covering are becoming more common by the day even though there is no scientific data proving that the coronavirus outbreak in the country, especially in Dhaka, has been contained. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed

children are bathing

It is hard to believe that this is the yard of a compound of dwellings and a tiles factory at Bhakurta Mugrakanda in Savar on the outskirts of the capital. Children are bathing in the yard that has been under floodwater for around a month. This photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon


Shubhadda Khal, which flows to the Buriganga river, has turned into a stream of garbage by the road in Aganagar, Keraniganj of Dhaka. This mindless littering not only affects the overall hygiene in the area but also deprives people of the choice of travelling by boats. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain


Two Asian openbills, popularly known as Shamuk Khol, resting on a tree branch at Bihar Bazar in Bogura’s Shibganj. Locals say a huge number of the birds make nests on large trees and live there. Photo: Mostafa Shabuj


While this may appear to be a rather unsettling sight of legs hanging outside the balcony of this market, it is, in fact, some shopkeepers’ attempt at creatively displaying their products. These mannequin legs in pants now hang on one of the countless wires crisscrossing through Keraniganj’s Aganagar area. PHOTO: AMRAN HOSSAIN


With horses trotting by pulling a carriage painted in gold, splashing sewage water on ill-fated commuters and rickshaw-pullers on the roadside, the capital’s Bongobazar almost looked like a discount renaissance painting yesterday. These horse carts still carry passengers in Old Dhaka, a tradition many animal rights activists term outdated and cruel. PHOTO: AMRAN HOSSAIN


Hot, humid days call for some lounging under the trees on the road divider for the dogs at Mirpur’s Pirerbagh. While they almost appear to be smiling, dogs tend to stick their tongue out as it helps them cool down on summer days. PHOTO: FIROZ AHMED