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Today's Gallery (2019.09.01)

sold in broad daylight

White herons are being sold in broad daylight for Tk 500 a pair in Badhaghat area of Sylhet yesterday. Defying a government ban, poachers catch the birds with traps and blind them before selling so that they cannot fly away. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

charred wasteland

A woman and her daughter sitting in what has been their home since a massive fire broke out at their slum in Chalantika area of the capital’s Mirpur on August 16. The fire turned the area into a charred wasteland. Photo: Palash Khan

charred wasteland

A man sleeps inside a mosquito net under plastic sheets yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan

delivering water

Sixty-year-old Abdus Samad has been delivering water to Zero Point area near the Secretariat for 20 years. He collects water from Mohanogor Natya Mancha compound in Gulistan, and sells two containers for Tk 25. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Anisur Rahman


A woman gets off the boat at Soarighat, carrying lunchboxes on her head that she would take to Old Dhaka to sell to employees of different offices. She brings home-cooked meals for some 40 people every day in two trips from Keraniganj, selling each box for Tk 40-60. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Palash Khan