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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
03 Nov 2014

At the Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram near Dhaka, members of BangladeshÕs Hindu community come together to celebrate the ÒRakher UpobasÓ prayer to the god Lokenath Brahmachari, who is said to embody love in the Hindu tradition. They observe a strict fast and remain sitting absorbed in prayer until the flames burn-out.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
03 Nov 2014

At the Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram near Dhaka, members of BangladeshÕs Hindu community come together to celebrate the ÒRakher UpobasÓ prayer to the god Lokenath Brahmachari, who is said to embody love in the Hindu tradition. They light lamps and candles and bring offerings of fruit, sweets, nuts and cowÕs milk, praying to Baba Lokenath to save their family and dear ones from curses and disease.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
03 Nov 2014

At the Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram near Dhaka, members of BangladeshÕs Hindu community come together to celebrate the ÒRakher UpobasÓ prayer to the god Lokenath Brahmachari, who is said to embody love in the Hindu tradition. They light lamps and candles and bring offerings of fruit, sweets, nuts and cowÕs milk, praying to Baba Lokenath to save their family and dear ones from curses and disease.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
03 Nov 2014

At the Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram near Dhaka, members of BangladeshÕs Hindu community come together to celebrate the ÒRakher UpobasÓ prayer to the god Lokenath Brahmachari, who is said to embody love in the Hindu tradition. They light lamps and candles and bring offerings of fruit, sweets, nuts and cowÕs milk, praying to Baba Lokenath to save their family and dear ones from curses and disease.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
30 Oct 2014

A boy poses before a patch of cracked dry earth. Bangladesh has been particularly affected by climate change, where unpredictable heat waves and rainy seasons make life difficult for its people.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Jogodish Borua, 65, lost his land and his house to river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Abdul Aziz, who lost his home to erosion along the banks of the river, takes a bath in the Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A fisherman and a local villager cross paths on the banks of the river Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

The situation is especially severe for children. A woman and child have been displaced along with other members of their neighborhood who also lost their homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A man walks through the ruins of a house damaged by river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A boy plays on the banks of the river Padma in a spot where there once sat family homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People who lost their homes set up makeshift shelters along the river.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Rising water levels on the river Padma in Bangladesh threaten homes and put inhabitants of the river basin at risk.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

When the Padma river rises, erosion becomes a serious problem for the community living on the river. At the same time, waste littering the earth pollutes the water.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Houses sit near the banks of the river Padma in Bangladesh.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Flooding and erosion along the Padma river in Bangladesh has resulted in many people losing their homes and their land.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People are sometimes forces to move their houses to another place out of the path of river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

A family made homeless by erosion and flooding along the Padma River dry cloth on the riverbank.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11) who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014 being visited by women of her family on July 17th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11) who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014 being visited by women of her family on July 17th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11), who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014, being visited by women of her family on July 17th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

The mother of Mohammed (11) who was among the four children killed by an Israeli airstrike on the beach of Gaza City on July 16th, 2014 being visited by women of her family on July 17th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

Montesr Baker (12) and his father in the Shifa Hospital after Montesr was heavily injured while he was playing playing with his cousins at the beach of Gaza City when Israeli missiles killed four of them on July 16th, 2014.

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By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

Montesr Baker (12) was playing with his cousins at the beach of Gaza City when Israeli missiles killed four of them on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

A volunteer helper talks to a little girl inside Shifa Hospital in Gaza City while her parents are being treated inside the emergency room after a rocket attack on their home in Gaza City in the early morning hours on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.