Today's Gallery (16.06.2015)

Exhausted, a worker dozes off, lying precariously on the edge of a running pickup van full of wood planks, while another sits next to him. Both men are holding ropes, but they still run the risk of falling off the vehicle. The photo was taken at Farmgate in the capital yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman
A schoolgirl and her guardian were soaked with filthy water after their rickshaw hit a pothole and flipped over on a Kamalapur road yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Another rickshaw met a similar fate on a Fakirapool road. Dilapidated and potholed roads in the city's Kamalapur and Fakirapool go under knee-deep water even after a light rain. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Wasa workers trying to drain out the water from a submerged road in Fakirapool. Photo: Anisur Rahman
An illegal billboard in the port city's Jamal Khan area being knocked down by Chittagong City Corporation with the help of law enforcers yesterday. A drive to pull down the illegal hoardings has been on in the city for the last few days. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das
A boatmaker works on a new boat while the owner looks on. Workers remain busy making new boats for the rainy season. The photo was taken at Narapara village in Shariakandi upazila of Bogra yesterday -- the first day of Asharh that marks the beginning of the rainy season. Photo: Star
A border is put up warning drivers of piling work going on for the construction of Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover in the capital. The work has narrowed down the roads and created potholes causing immense sufferings for commuters which has worsened during the rainy season. The photo was taken yesterday at Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Participants of “Protecting Human Rights Program: Gender-Sensitive Reporting-Role of Journalist” organised by USAID, Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association, and Plan International Bangladesh at Tawfiq Aziz Khan Seminar Hall, The Daily Star Centre in the capital yesterday. Photo: Star
A tailback created between Bangla Motor and Sonargaon hotel intersections in the capital yesterday around noon, as traffic police halted for more than 40 minutes vehicular movement for the passing of the presidential motorcade. President Abdul Hamid inaugurated an ICT fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. Photo: Star
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presents a bouquet to her niece Tulip Siddiq, congratulating her on recently making it to the House of Commons in the UK general election with Labour Party ticket, at a reception accorded to the Awami League president at a London hotel on Sunday. Clapping in the background is Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Photo: PMO
Bangladesh cricketers Taskin Ahmed and Soumya Sarker (5th and 6th from L) pose for photographs along with the officials of PepsiCo and Transcom Beverages Ltd after the players struck deals to become brand ambassadors of the soft drink at a function in the city on Monday. PHOTO: COLLECTED
Pakistani camouflaged police commandos take part in anti-terrorism training during the passing-out ceremony of the Special Security Unit in Karachi yesterday. A batch of 2080 commandoes including 40 females graduated to be part of special security unit of the police, tasked to fight terrorism in the port city. Photo: AFP
Pro-democracy campaigners stand in front of tents outside the city's legislature in Hong Kong yesterday, ahead of a key vote on the government's controversial political reform package. The controversial electoral roadmap, which lays out how Hong Kong's next leader should be chosen, goes for debate at the legislature tomorrow. Photo: AFP
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