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Today's Gallery (2017.12.27)

reckless driving

Ignoring the danger, a pick-up truck drives against the traffic as other vehicles avoid it in the capital's Hatirjheel area yesterday. Such reckless driving puts lives at risk. Several people were injured in an accident in Hatirjheel only a day ago when a car smashed into a bridge guard rail before falling into a roadside ditch. Photo: Anisur Rahman


Apparently this biker has the skills to maintain control over his vehicle with a phone in one hand. And apparently he does not care whether he has the right to put others' lives in danger. With the rising trend of such display of public endangerment, one would wonder if there is a working mechanism in the country that would keep riders like him off the roads. Photo: Prabir Das


Most of the sidewalks in Chittagong's Andarkilla area, where the city corporation office is located, are now under the grip of all sorts of street vendors. From grocery items to rubber stamps -- everything is available there. As the sidewalks are not available to its rightful users, they are forced to get down on the streets, risking their lives. The photo was taken near Andarkilla Shahi Jame Masjid yesterday. Photo: Rajib Raihan

illegal occupation

Underprivileged families have put up shanties on both sides of the railway line in the capital's Tejgaon area. Many do their domestic chores on the lines. The railway authorities seem to turn a blind eye to this illegal occupation of their land. The photo was taken on Friday. Photo: Rashed Shumon

protests continue

Palestinian protesters push a metal container into position during clashes with Israeli security forces in Ramallah in the Israeli occupied West Bank yesterday, as protests continue in the region amid anger over the US president's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. Photo: AFP