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Today's Gallery (2019.01.06)

friendly antics

Rangpur Riders skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza engages in some friendly antics with his old friend and former Bangladesh teammate Mohammad Ashraful of Chittagong Vikings during the BPL opener in Mirpur yesterday. It was Ashraful's first BPL match since the end of a five-year ban for match and spot-fixing. PHOTO: FIROZ AHMED


A gypsy boy paddles a boat in the Kirtonkhola river while his mother attends to his sister. This is actually a house on the move. The sight gives a glimpse of the apparently care-free lifestyle of a gypsy (bede) family. The photo was taken in Purba Rasulpur area yesterday. Photo: Titu Das

acrobatics on the streets

Survival is not easy. Sometimes it means stretching one's limits. A man doing a flip in the air at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka yesterday has chosen to earn a living, along with his brother, by displaying acrobatics on the streets. They live off of whatever spectators give them. Photo: Rashed Shumon

extortion by terrorising

An elephant roaming the city streets with a mahout (rider) on it often makes for an amusing sight. But what lies behind is a practice of extortion by terrorising people. On Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Avenue, a boy looks away and shuts his ears in fear as an elephant comes “dangerously” close to the car yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan