Today's Gallery (2021.01.16

A face mask vendor pedals his bicycle on a road in the capital’s Shahbagh area yesterday. The sale of face covers, hand sanitisers and other personal protective equipment has gone up in recent months amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Prabir Das
Vehicles bound for the capital lined up as far as the eye can see on the Dhaka-Aricha highway near Aminbazar in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital. Authorities closed one side of the nearby Salehpur bridge because they spotted cracks on the girder, creating severe congestion leading up to the bridge. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan
Rods sticking out of a manhole on the side of a road at the north-west corner of the Panthapath intersection in the capital. According to locals, the cover of the manhole had broken around a month ago and people had bent its rods outward to ward off vehicles. However, contrary to that purpose, the rods pose a danger to vehicles which pass perilously close. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Anisur Rahman
An indigenous woman weaves a cloth on a handloom in front of her home in Sajek union of Rangamati’s Baghaichari upazila. Her family members weave cloth in their spare time to meet their own demand. The use of handlooms, now being replaced by power looms, is a laborious and time-consuming process. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Anisur Rahman
The wall of colourful gamcha is a vibrant sight even on the most drab days in Dhaka. Commuters stop by beside SOS Children’s Village on Mirpur Road to haggle for a crisp new gamcha. Price depends on size -- smallest costs Tk 60, while the larger ones can go up to To 250. Photo: Prabir Das
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