February 10, 2022

  • Water contaminated by chemical waste from various industrial plants in Postgola flows into the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Water contaminated by chemical waste from various industrial plants in Postgola flows into the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Water contaminated by chemical waste from various industrial plants in Postgola flows into the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Water contaminated by chemical waste from various industrial plants in Postgola flows into the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Contaminated water flows into the Buriganga River along its banks. People cross the contaminated river on boats stationed nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Contaminated water flows into the Buriganga River along its banks. People cross the contaminated river on boats stationed nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Toxic waste from various factories in Dhaka’s Postogola area is dumped directly into the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Toxic waste from various factories in Dhaka’s Postogola area is dumped directly into the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Toxic waste from various factories in Dhaka’s Postogola area is dumped directly into the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Toxic waste from various factories in Dhaka’s Postogola area is dumped directly into the Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers are setting up stalls, pavilions and stages at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers are setting up stalls, pavilions and stages at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers set up stalls at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair, which has been pushed back by two weeks amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers set up stalls at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair, which has been pushed back by two weeks amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers set up stalls at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair, which has been pushed back by two weeks amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers set up stalls at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair, which has been pushed back by two weeks amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A worker is installing a stall at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A worker is installing a stall at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A rickshaw-puller sleeps in his rickshaw wrapped in a blanket in front of the Bangla Academy in Dhaka, while another one sleeps in the cold next to him as the intensity of cold with drizzle and fog was higher than that in the past few days on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A rickshaw-puller sleeps in his rickshaw wrapped in a blanket in front of the Bangla Academy in Dhaka, while another one sleeps in the cold next to him as the intensity of cold with drizzle and fog was higher than that in the past few days on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People warm themselves up by lighting a fire at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka as the intensity of cold with fog was higher than that in the last few days on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People warm themselves up by lighting a fire at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka as the intensity of cold with fog was higher than that in the last few days on Thursday, Feb 10, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove