Today's Gallery (2024.04.24)

In the absence of cooling appliances, some slum-dwellers of Barishal city’s Rasulpur have opted for a natural option to stay cool amid the ongoing heatwave. Banyan trees develop accessory trunks from adjacent prop roots that allows the tree to spread outwards indefinitely, making it a perfect shade from the sun. The tree actually blocks sunlight so efficiently that no other plants can grow under it. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Titu Das
Amid the heat wave sweeping the nation, a passenger holds an umbrella over the rickshaw-puller, providing some momentary relief from the scorching sun. The photo was taken in Dhaka’s Shahbagh area yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das
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