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Today's Gallery (2019.04.14)

Never give up

At first glance, they seem to be just a dusty pair of hands holding onto salvaged pieces of metal. Peel the layer further and a heart-warming story is revealed. Miraj, 10, has taken up the responsibility of securing his family's daily meals. The boy, who is blind, is assisted by his younger sister Honu, who appears to be around six. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Never give up

The two set out every day, with Honu acting as Miraj's eyes on the streets. When both their parents fell ill and could no longer work, Miraj decided that it was time to do something and so he began to salvage pieces of discarded metal from nearby metal shops. On lucky days, the pair can make Tk 200- 250. But their job comes with risks. Sifting through all the dirt, there is a very real chance of getting hurt by the jagged pieces. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Never give up

Miraj and Honu, however, persevere. They don't seek sympathy nor want a handout. Miraj just wants to play the cards he has been dealt. And the pair does it with pride. The photos were taken recently near Dhaka-Narayanganj road in Pagla area. Photo: Anisur Rahman

demand for Hilsa

Hilsa has become an inseparable part of Pahela Baishakh celebrations and demand for the national fish shoots up ahead of the festival. This trader in Barishal Port Road market is asking Tk 7,000 for the 1.5kg hilsa. The photo was taken around noon yesterday and he was yet to sell the fish. Photo: Titu Das

demolish illegal buildings

Sylhet City Corporation has launched a drive to demolish a number of illegal buildings and structures, but day labourers engaged in the work are risking their lives, working without any safety gear. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

demolish illegal buildings

There is also no protective netting on the building to avert the risk of an accident from falling debris. The photo was taken from the city's Rikabi Bazar. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

newly built DNCC Market

The newly built DNCC Market may look shiny, but it is just a facade. This “modern” building remains unused, collecting dust and grime. Photo: Rashed Shumon

newly built DNCC Market

In addition, what should have been a parking lot full of cars, is merely a dirty basement with trash floating around. Photo: Rashed Shumon

ducks farm

Young entrepreneur Abu Sayeed feeds ducks in Sylhet's Jilkar Haor. He said during monsoon, the area remains submerged in water and farmers cannot cultivate crops. Thus, he decided to rear ducks as an alternative livelihood. Sayeed has been rearing 600 ducks at his farm which earns him around Tk 3 lakh a year. His success has inspired many locals to go for duck farming. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

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