Celebrating 51 years of independence

  • People flock to the National Memorial in Savar to pay homage to the fallen heroes of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People flock to the National Memorial in Savar to pay homage to the fallen heroes of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lay wreaths as a mark of tribute at the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022.

    President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lay wreaths as a mark of tribute at the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022.

  • The National Memorial in Savar is bedecked with flowers as people from all walks of life paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The National Memorial in Savar is bedecked with flowers as people from all walks of life paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh along with leaders and activists from her party pay their respects at the National Martyrs’ Monument on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022.

    Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh along with leaders and activists from her party pay their respects at the National Martyrs’ Monument on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022.

  • Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury pays homage to the fallen heroes of the Liberation War at the National Martyrs' Monument on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022.

    Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury pays homage to the fallen heroes of the Liberation War at the National Martyrs' Monument on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022.

  • Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique pays tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022.

    Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique pays tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022.

  • Leaders and activists of the Communist Party of Bangladesh pay homage to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Leaders and activists of the Communist Party of Bangladesh pay homage to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhaka University's Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman pays homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka University's Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman pays homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and party leaders pay tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and party leaders pay tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People from all walks of life gather at the National Memorial in Savar to pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People from all walks of life gather at the National Memorial in Savar to pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Students flock to the National Memorial in Savar to pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Students flock to the National Memorial in Savar to pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • With their faces painted with the red and green of the national flag, a group of students arrive at the National Memorial in Savar to pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    With their faces painted with the red and green of the national flag, a group of students arrive at the National Memorial in Savar to pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People with physical disabilities join a procession to pay homage to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People with physical disabilities join a procession to pay homage to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Children pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Children pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A child waves a Bangladeshi flag in his mother's arms at the National Memorial in Savar as people from all walks of life pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A child waves a Bangladeshi flag in his mother's arms at the National Memorial in Savar as people from all walks of life pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A woman clad in a red and green saree arrives at the National Memorial in Savar to pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A woman clad in a red and green saree arrives at the National Memorial in Savar to pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People from all walks of life gather at the National Memorial in Savar to pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People from all walks of life gather at the National Memorial in Savar to pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People from all walks of life have come to the National Memorial in Savar carrying national flags to pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People from all walks of life have come to the National Memorial in Savar carrying national flags to pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Three Nepalese nationals pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Three Nepalese nationals pay their respects to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on the 51st anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Leaders and activists of the Jubo League pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Leaders and activists of the Jubo League pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar on Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Leaders of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal pay tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Leaders of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal pay tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar Independence Day, Mar 26, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove