A Velvet-fronted Nuthatch catches the early worm. Their strongly clawed toes allow them to climb down tree trunks or move on the undersides of horizontal branches. They are largely found in the Sundarbans, where this photo was taken recently.
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Locals gather on the streets as firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out on the 10th floor of a high-rise building in the capital’s Banglamotor area yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon
Construction of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over the Jamuna is going on in full swing. Once built, the 4.8km dual-gauge double-line bridge -- some 300 metres upstream of the Bangabandhu Bridge -- would be the largest dedicated rail bridge in the country. The Tk 16,781 crore project witnessed 36 percent progress until December and is scheduled to be completed by August 2024. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq
Maria, 13, working at a brick-breaking yard in Shyampur of Dhaka. She was born with an intellectual disability and so, her mother could not leave her home alone during work. As Maria was reluctant to attend school, her mother, who also works in the yard, started bringing her to work to contribute to family earnings. The photo was taken yesterday.
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