Jahidul, a 13-year-old boy, working at an aluminium factory, for which he earns Tk 1,800 a week. A boy of his age should be in school instead of endangering himself operating heavy machinery without safety gear. Although child labour laws forbid this practice, scenes like this are common in the country’s industries. The photo was taken in Khulna’s Zero Point area recently. Photo: Habibur Rahman
An excavator knocking down illegal structures near Baku Shah Hawkers’ Market in the capital’s Nilkhet area yesterday. The Dhaka South City Corporation conducted the drive to free the area of illegal occupiers.
Photo: Amran Hossain
TANGO IN THE SKY ... A pair of Pheasant-tailed Jacanas dance through the air above the Jhajhor Beel in Bogura’s Sherpur upazila. Commonly known as “queen of the swamps”, female Pheasant-tailed Jacanas are usually seen with male companions during this time of the year as monsoon ushers in their breeding season. The photo was taken recently. Photo: MOSTAFA SHABUJ