As Eid draws nearer, number of beggars on streets, at intersections and in front of shopping centres in Dhaka goes up. Scores of them arrive in the capital to earn a quick buck. This being the festive season, people are usually more generous and give alms to the needy. Beggars utilise the opportunity to the fullest, which at times can become a nuisance as well. The photo was taken from Road 27 in Dhanmondi yesterday.