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Today's Gallery (2020.12.18)

nature quest

After the tide receded, two spotted deer, popularly known as Chitra Harin, were seen grazing in the Sundarbans’ Kokilmoni area. One of them is seen trying hard to get leaves of a tree. The photo was taken last month. Photo: Courtesy of Asker Ibne Firoz

text books

Text books of grades VI-IX are being distributed to the schools from Thana Secondary Education Office in the capital’s Mohammadpur. The book will be given among students for free in the coming year. But there will be no festivities during the book distribution on the first day of the year because of the pandemic. Photo: Rashed Shumon

cars parked

Cars parked right next to the police’s “no parking” sign in front of the office of the Department of Government Transport. Several traffic policemen said chauffeurs of high officials leave the vehicles there and do not pay heed to police. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain

demolishing illegal structures

The Dhaka South City Corporation demolishing illegal structures, including shops, in the parking area and outside of Sundarban Square Supermarket in the capital’s Gulistan yesterday. It also knocked down several hundred such shops at Fulbaria Supermarket-2 in the same area a few days ago. Photo: Amran Hossain

a man selling ducks

A man selling ducks on Holy Cross Road in the capital yesterday. Demand for duck rises in winter and each one sells for about Tk 250, depending on the size. Photo: Prabir Das

new market

The shopkeepers of New Market know how to capture children’s attention -- with a beautiful mess of cute and colourful stuffed toys. As seen in the photo, a father can barely hold his little girl as she gets excited to check out the stuffed versions of Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and little ponies. The photo was taken recently. PHOTO: PRABIR DAS

sylhets airport road

Authorities are chopping down old trees along Sylhet’s Airport Road. Locals are concerned about the aesthetics of the VIP road and environmental effects, and criticised authorities, saying that before deciding to cut the 20 to 45-year-old trees, they at least could’ve planted an equal number of saplings in their place. This photo was taken on Wednesday. Photo: Sheikh Nasir