Preparations Ahead of Eid-al-Adha 2017

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Photojournalism: A group of young people struggle to control a cow to buy at a cattle market towards to their house ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in the old part of Dhaka near the Buriganga bridge in Bangladesh. Eid al-Adha is the holiest of the Muslims holidays celebrated each year, it marks the yearly Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj) to visit Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. Muslims slaughter a sacrificial animal and split the meat into three parts, one for the family, one for friends and relatives, and one for the poor and needy. September, 2017 Old Dhaka, Bangladesh © Monirul Alam / WITNESS PHOTO  

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Preparations Ahead of Eid-al-Adha 2017

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Photojournalism: Two young people feeds their cow at nights as they buy it from the livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in the old part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Eid Al-Adha, known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar and lasts for four days. The holiday marks the end of the Haji Pilgrimage and serves as a day to remember the Islamic profit Ibrahim, and his willingness to sacrifice of his son, Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to Allah, before Allah intervened and gave Ibrahim a lamb to slaughter in the place of his son. On this day, Muslims in countries around the world start the day with prayer and spend time with family, offer gifts and often give to charity. It is customary for Muslim families to honour Allah by sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat amongst family members. August 2017 Old Dhaka, Bangladesh © Monirul Alam / WITNESS PHOTO  

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Asia’s Cesarean Phenomenon 

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Photojournalism: Bangladeshi doctor examines a baby girl born after an half-hours by C-section or caesarean delivery at the local hospital in Bangladesh on July 2017. In some cases, C-sections are planned because of medical reasons that make a vaginal birth risky. While the World Health Organization recommends a C-section rate of 10-15% of total births in the developing world, the figure is often much higher. National Institute of Population Research and Training’s Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014 said that the percentage of births delivered by C-section has been increasing over time, from 4 per cent in 2004, to 9 per cent in 2007 and to the current level of 23 per cent in 2014. © Monirul Alam / WITNESS PHOTO July 2017 Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

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The Climate beauty of Sundarban’s . . .

It’s nature ever-changing by climate weather with wilderness ruled by tides and tigers. The Sundarbans, shared by Bangladesh and India in the Gangetic delta. It is home to an estimated 425 species of wildlife, including 300 species of birds and 42 species of mammals, including the Bengal Tiger. UNESCO declared Sundarban’s a world heritage in 1987. August 2017 Sundarban, Bangladesh © Monirul Alam
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Raise the Beat . . . 

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July 31 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh- A Bangladeshi artist performs during an event launching a national multimedia campaign to raise awareness and induce social change to end child marriage in Bangladesh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 31 July 2017. The campaign of the Bangladeshi Ministry of Women and Children Affairs has been developed with technical and financial support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Canadian government. © Monirul Alam