Buriganga pollution starkly visible

  • Dark, polluted water is back in the Buriganga river in Dhaka in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dark, polluted water is back in the Buriganga river in Dhaka in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dark, polluted water is back in the Buriganga river in Dhaka in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dark, polluted water is back in the Buriganga river in Dhaka in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic garbage reappears on the banks of the Buriganga river in Dhaka as water recedes in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic garbage reappears on the banks of the Buriganga river in Dhaka as water recedes in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic garbage reappears on the banks of the Buriganga river in Dhaka as water recedes in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic garbage reappears on the banks of the Buriganga river in Dhaka as water recedes in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic garbage reappears on the banks of the Buriganga river in Dhaka as water recedes in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic garbage reappears on the banks of the Buriganga river in Dhaka as water recedes in winter. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children play on a swing on plastic garbage on the bank of the Buriganga river. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Children play on a swing on plastic garbage on the bank of the Buriganga river. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A boat is docked on the bank of the Buriganga river completely covered with plastic garbage. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A boat is docked on the bank of the Buriganga river completely covered with plastic garbage. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Polythene bags float on the dark, polluted water of a canal flowing from the Buriganga river. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Polythene bags float on the dark, polluted water of a canal flowing from the Buriganga river. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi