Today's Gallery (2024.06.16)

Pilgrims pray at dawn on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat during the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage yesterday. Over 1.5 million Muslims prayed there in soaring temperatures. Photo: AFP
This year’s “noukar haat”, or boat market, in Pirojpur began around a month ago in Nesarabad upazila. As people of the marshlands of Barishal, Jhalakathi and Pirojpur largely rely on boats for commuting, this market attracts a huge crowd. Each boat here is sold at Tk 3,000-8,000 depending on the quality of the wood used. Over a century old, this market operates only on Fridays and begins just ahead of the monsoon, continuing for four-five months every year. The photo was taken on Friday. PHOTO: KM HABIBUR RAHMAN
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