A woman retrieved her belongings after police demolished a slum in  Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday. More than 100 families living in shanties  built up on Gulshan-Banani Lake were evicted.

A woman retrieved her belongings after police demolished a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday. More than 100 families living in shanties built up on Gulshan-Banani Lake were evicted.

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A child covered his eyes as he walked past burning trash in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday. According to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index, Bangladesh is the country with the second-worst air pollution in the world.

A child covered his eyes as he walked past burning trash in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday. According to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index, Bangladesh is the country with the second-worst air pollution in the world.

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Police carried the body of a Bangladesh Nationalist Party supporter after he was shot dead by police during a demonstration in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, Monday. The demonstrators want independent oversight of elections.

Police carried the body of a Bangladesh Nationalist Party supporter after he was shot dead by police during a demonstration in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, Monday. The demonstrators want independent oversight of elections.

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Smoke rose from houses after a blaze in a slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday. More than 100 homes burned to the ground.

Smoke rose from houses after a blaze in a slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday. More than 100 homes burned to the ground.

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Tens of thousands of supporters of Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda  Zia attended a rally in Dhaka Tuesday. Ms. Zia called on Prime Minister  Sheikh Hasina to resign and call new elections for failing to control  inflation and maintain law and order.

Tens of thousands of supporters of Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia attended a rally in Dhaka Tuesday. Ms. Zia called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resign and call new elections for failing to control inflation and maintain law and order.

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‘The Children of Black Dust.’ A woman holds her child, blackened by carbon dust. His nose bleeds due  to infections caused by exposure to dust and pollution during play in  the workshop in Korar Ghat by on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many women  bring their children along so they can look after them while working. Health and safety regulations do not exist in these places. Choices do not exist for these children. Remember them.

themusingsofasimpleton:

‘The Children of Black Dust.’ A woman holds her child, blackened by carbon dust. His nose bleeds due to infections caused by exposure to dust and pollution during play in the workshop in Korar Ghat by on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many women bring their children along so they can look after them while working. Health and safety regulations do not exist in these places. Choices do not exist for these children. Remember them.

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Commuters crammed onto a train to travel to their home villages from  Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday. Millions of Muslims are going to celebrate  the Eid festival, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of  Ramadan.

Commuters crammed onto a train to travel to their home villages from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday. Millions of Muslims are going to celebrate the Eid festival, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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Farmers worked in a paddy field in Munshigonj, Bangladesh.

Farmers worked in a paddy field in Munshigonj, Bangladesh.

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An overcrowded train approaches a station in Dhaka, November 16, 2010. Third Prize Daily Life Single, Andrew Biraj, Bangladesh.

An overcrowded train approaches a station in Dhaka, November 16, 2010. Third Prize Daily Life Single, Andrew Biraj, Bangladesh.

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Muslims prayed on a boat during the World Islamic Congregation on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi, Bangladesh

Muslims prayed on a boat during the World Islamic Congregation on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi, Bangladesh

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A man collects water hyacinths in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A man collects water hyacinths in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Commuters walked across a floating boat bridge on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday.

Commuters walked across a floating boat bridge on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday.

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