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Today's Gallery (2019.07.17)

going to Mecca to perform hajj

Four-year-old Tanjil Bin Hossain is going to Mecca to perform hajj along with his grandparents. He has only one wish -- to see his mother. Tanjil’s mother passed away last year and his grandmother told him that she is with God now. Since then, he has been adamant about visiting Kaaba -- the House of God. Tanjil lives with his grandparents in Cumilla and his father is an expatriate. The photo was taken at Ashkona Hajj Camp yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das

prevent erosion

Workers throw in sand-filled bags into the Kirtankhola river, in an effort by Bangladesh Water Development Board to prevent erosion on the river. The photo was taken from Beltola area of Barishal city earlier this week. Photo: Titu Das

Ashari Purnima

Devotees offer prayers at Dharmarajika Buddhist Temple in the capital’s Basabo on the occasion of Ashari Purnima, one of the major religious festivals of the Buddhist community, yesterday. Photo: Adhara Madhuri

Ashari Purnima

Photo: Adhara Madhuri

gatekeeper stops traffic

Holding a red flag in his hand, a gatekeeper stops traffic at the city’s Moghbazar level crossing yesterday when a train is about to pass. Just a few minutes ago, a rashly-driven double-decker, in picture, hit the iron barrier at the crossing and broke it. The bus driver fled the scene. Photo: Anisur Rahman

place rickshaws vertically

Police place rickshaws vertically on Mirpur Road near the city’s Science Laboratory area for not using their designated lane yesterday. Those were later returned to the rickshaw pullers. Photo: Rashed Shumon

illegal parking

Trucks parked along Sylhet-Companiganj road have narrowed it down in Sylhet’s Dhopagul. Such illegal parking of trucks, which carry stone from nearby stone crushing mills, disrupts traffic. The photo was taken on Sunday. Photo: Sheikh Nasir