Hindu Religious Festival DIPABOLI held in Bangladesh

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 26 Oct. 2011. Dhaka Bangladesh-A kids stand infront of his house and devotees lights candle and offers prayer  at 1st day of Dipaboli festival marking Shyama Puja ( Kali Puja) at  Sri Sri Bardesshari Kali Mata temple in Sabusbag Dhaka. A five day Shyama Puja, one of the greatest religious festivals of the Hindu community, will be held around the country of Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam

Last Respect | Rashid Talukder

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 26 Oct. 2011 Dhaka. Bangladesh- Cultural personalities, eminent citizens and his fellow photojournalist paid their last respect to renowned photojournalist at  the Central Shaheed Minar premises in the city on 26 Oct 2011.

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Photojournalist Rashid Talukder, the first Bangladeshi to win prestigious Pioneer Photographer Award, has passed away at a hospital in the city. He was 72. Talukder died at Square Hospital around 6:30pm on Tuesday while undergoing treatment there, his cousin Sheikh Mohammad Sumon told media. He was admitted to the hospital on Oct 19 following a brain stroke. © Monirul Alam