Today's Gallery (2020.01.16) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2020.01.16)

Photo of the day

AH, CHILDHOOD ... They may not grow up with toys and gadgets at their disposal, but that doesn’t stop their rich imagination from having a fun time. These children flinging sand into the air to play out a battle, as another watches from behind, was taken on the banks of Lalakhal in Jainta upazila of Sylhet. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

Coloured posters

Coloured posters of a Dhaka mayor candidate’s campaign cover the pillars and walls near a gate of Ramna Park on Hare Road in the capital. Only greyscale posters hung by ropes are allowed. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain

sewer gas explosion

People watching in horror an upended concrete slab on a manhole moments after a sewer gas explosion tossed at least four huge and heavy slabs into the air and shook the street near Azad Products in the capital’s Purana Paltan around 2:00pm yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon

blocking traffic at Shahbagh

Protesters blocking traffic at Shahbagh intersection in the capital yesterday afternoon, demanding that the elections to Dhaka city corporations be held at a later date so as to prevent it from coinciding with the Saraswati puja on January 30. The puja is celebrated mainly in educational institutions that would be used as polling centres. Photo: Prabir Das

Palo Utshab

Villagers fishing with traditional tools in a swamp during Palo Utshab, an annual celebration customary to Doulatpur area of Sylhet’s Bishwanath upazila. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Collected

large baskets to transport poultry

Vendors use these large baskets to transport poultry to the nearby Karwan Bazar in the morning, and keep them on the side of the footpath for the rest of the day. The photo was taken near Bangladesh Film Development Corporation yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan