The Language Martyrs Day Observe in Bangladesh

© Monirul Alam
© Monirul Alam

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina places wreaths and silence a moment in front of at the Central Shaheed Minar Dhaka to honors Language Movement martyrs on International Mother Language Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, February 21, 2013. The Language Movement martyrs, who fought and died on 21 February 1952 to make their mother tongue a state language, took up arms against the Pakistani army and secured the independence of Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam

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