Today's Gallery (2021.04.13)

A sand-laden vessel sails through the Buriganga river, which flows past the southwest outskirts of Dhaka city. It is now considered one of the most polluted rivers in the world. Rampant dumping of human and industrial waste for years now has been the primary cause for such pollution. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: RASHED SHUMON
Yesterday was Ful Biju celebrations. During this festival, Chakma people get up early, clean their homes and decorate them with flowers. They then release flowers onto rivers, canals and springs to seek blessings from the God of peace and prosperity. In the evening, they fill Buddhist temples with lit candles. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: ANVIL CHAKMA
The Turag river being dredged in the capital’s Mirpur Diabari area by the BIWTA authorities to increase navigability. The photo was taken a couple of days ago. Photo: Rashed Shumon