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Rescuers pull out a ferry that sank Sunday night after being hit by a cargo vessel in the Shitalakkhya River in Narayanganj district, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. 25 bodies were recovered as on Monday.

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Activists of Bangladesh Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam, wielding sticks and chanting slogans enforce a daylong general strike in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. The group having a strong network of Islamic schools had called for the strike to denounce the deaths of four people in clashes with police involving the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi signing the guest book, in Dhaka. Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls on President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina witnessing the exchange of MoUs between India and Bangladesh, in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over the COVID-19 vaccine to Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, in Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents 109 ambulances to Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, in Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets members of the Matua community in Orakandi, Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets members of the Matua community in Orakandi, Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina at a meeting in Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Matua community in Orakandi in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple, in Satkhira, Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple, in Satkhira, Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes in the visitors book after paying tribute at the mausoleum of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at Tungipara in Gopalganj district. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at the mausoleum of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at Tungipara in Gopalganj district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple, in Satkhira, Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple, in Satkhira, Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at the centuries-old Jesoreshwari Kali Temple at Ishwaripur village in Satkhira, Bangladesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the National Day programme of Bangladesh, in Dhaka

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the members of the Minority Community in Bangladesh, in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interaction with young achievers, in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage at the National Martyr’s Memorial, Savar, in Dhaka.

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Foreign Minister of Bangladesh A.K. Abdul Momen calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets political leaders from 14 Party Alliance, during his visit on the occasion of 50th Independence Day of Bangladesh, in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi before inspecting a guard of honour, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments on the visitor's book at the National Martyr’s Memorial in Savar, on the occasion of 50th Independence Day of Bangladesh, in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at at the National Martyr’s Memorial in Savar, on the occasion of 50th Independence Day of Bangladesh, in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the visitor book at the National Martyr’s Memorial in Savar, on the occasion of 50th Independence Day of Bangladesh, in Dhaka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, in Dhaka

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Volunteers from aid agencies who arrived to rebuild shelters for Rohingya refugees who lost their dwellings to a devastating fire at Balukhali camp at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh. At least 15 people, including children were killed and thousands of Rohingya refugees became homeless in Monday's fire.

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Rohingya refugees look at the remains of Monday's fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh. The fire destroyed hundreds of shelters and left thousands homeless, officials and witnesses said.

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Rohingya refugees stand at the site of Monday's fire at a refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh. Rescuers recovered more than a dozen charred bodies from a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh after a devastating fire that destroyed thousands of shelters, officials said.

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Bangladesh's first transgender news anchor Tashnuva Anan Shishir reads news bulletin , in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A Bangladeshi satellite television station has signed up the South Asian county's first transgender news anchor with a hope to remove the deeply-rooted social stigma they face. Shishir, who previously worked as a rights activist and an actor, appeared before audience on Monday after her appointment recently as the day coincided with the International Women's Day. She made the debut by reading a three-minute daily news bulletin on Dhaka-based Boishakhi TV.

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Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, left, and Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen address a joint press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The two countries are preparing for the upcoming visit of the Indian prime minister to Dhaka to mark 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence. In January , India had gifted 2 million doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine manufactured under license by Serum Institute of India to Bangladesh.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in Dhaka.

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Bangladeshi students clash with police during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh. About 300 student activists rallied in Bangladesh capital on Monday to denounce the death in prison of Mushtaq Ahmed, a writer and commentator who was arrested last year on charges of violating a sweeping digital security law that critics say chokes freedom of expression.

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Demonstrators clash with police as they protest the death in prison of a writer who was arrested on charges of violating the sweeping digital security laws, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, was arrested in Dhaka in May last year for making comments on social media that criticized the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He had been denied bail at least six times.

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Protesters shout slogans as they block a busy intersection to protest the death in prison of a writer who was arrested on charges of violating the sweeping digital security, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, was arrested in Dhaka in May last year for making comments on social media that criticized the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He had been denied bail at least six times.

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Indian Air Chief (IAF) Marshal RKS Bhadauria with Gen Aziz Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh.

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Indian Air Chief (IAF) Marshal RKS Bhadauria with Gen Aziz Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh and other officers.

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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff, is received by senior officials of Bangladesh Air Force on his arrival for an official goodwill visit to Bangladesh.

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Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh. Authorities sent a fourth group of Rohingya refugees to the newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal on Monday amid calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process.

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Rohingya refugees travel on a naval vessel to be relocated to to the island of Bhasan Char, in Chattogram, Bangladesh. Authorities in Bangladesh sent a group of Rohingya refugees to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. The government insists the relocation plan is meant to offer better living conditions while attempts to repatriate more than 1 million refugees to Myanmar would continue.

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This photograph provided by the High Commission of India, Dhaka, shows boxes of COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India on Thursday sent 2 million doses of a coronavirus to Bangladesh, a gift that is likely to foster bilateral relations further between the two South Asian neighbors. The AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine, manufactured under license by Serum Institute of India, will be given to frontline workers including doctors and nurses.

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Rohingya refugees travel in a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Officials in Bangladesh sent a second group of Rohingya refugees to the island on Monday despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees left Cox’s Bazar voluntarily under government management. Authorities say the refugees were selected for relocation based on their willingness, and that no pressure was applied on them. But several human rights and activist groups say some refugees have been forced to go to the island, located 21 miles (34 kilometers) from the mainland.

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People watch as rescuers bring bodies of passengers recovered from Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized after being hit Monday by a larger vessel in a Bangladeshi river, killing at least 28 people, officials said.

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Fire personnel stand in a boat next to the bodies of passengers recovered from Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized after being hit Monday by a larger vessel in a Bangladeshi river, killing at least 28 people, officials said.

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Bangladeshi garment workers block a road demanding their unpaid wages during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hundreds of Bangladeshi workers who produce garments for global brands protested in Dhaka and blocked a highway outside the capital to demand unpaid wages during a nationwide lockdown that has forced most factories to suspend operations.

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Rohingya refugees react after being rescued in Teknaf near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's coast guard has rescued 382 starving Rohingya refugees who had been drifting at sea for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia, officials said.

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People line up to shop for essential items from a roadside truck in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Passenger from Beijing pass through a scanner as they are screened as part of measures to prevent coronavirus infection at Hazrat Shahjalal International airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A passenger from Beijing is screened as part of measures to prevent coronavirus infection at Hazrat Shahjalal International airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Police escort a member of a banned militant group after he was sentenced to death for an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Judge Mojibur Rahman found seven men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An eighth defendant was acquitted. Five militants took hostages and opened fire on a Dhaka cafe on July 1, 2016. Twenty hostages were killed, including 17 from Japan, Italy and India.

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People gather near badly damages coaches after two speeding trains collided in in Brahmanbaria district, 82 kilometers (51 miles) east of the capital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than a dozen people were killed and scores were injured.

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Artists and students of Nrityakosh, school for the classic and contemporary belly dance performs the Papusza, the rise and fall of great Romani poet, in Bengaluru.

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma during a meeting, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi poses with the KPL trophy 2019 during the inauguration of the 8th edition of Karnataka Premier League 2019, at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, his deputy G Parameshwara and Minister RV Deshpande during the vote of confidence in Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru. Kumaraswamy lost trust vote 99-105.

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Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar hits a four during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019.

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The teams line up during the national anthems before the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019

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Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The fire in the high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital was brought under full control.

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A chopper hovers to evacuate people stuck in a multi-storied office building that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A firefighter works to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said by phone the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani commercial district caught fire Thursday afternoon and at least 19 fire fighting units joined the operation to douse the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside.

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Indian and Bangladesh army troopers during a joint military exercise Sampriti 2019, in Tangail, Bangladesh.

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Firefighters gather around buildings that caught fire late Wednesday night in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A Bangladeshi woman mourns the death of a relative in a fire, outside a morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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An unidentified Bangladeshi cries by the site of a fire that broke out late Wednesday in closely set buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Firefighters retrieve a body from the site of a fire that broke out late Wednesday in closely set buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Locals and firefighters gather around buildings that caught fire late Wednesday in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Rescuers rest on a charred vehicle at the site of a late Wednesday night fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Rescuers stand at the site of a late Wednesday night fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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The wrangled and charred remains of rickshaws lie at the site of a late Wednesday night fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Locals and firefighters gather around buildings that caught fire late Wednesday in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Locals and firefighters gather around buildings which caught fire late night in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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In this image made from a video, firefighters and local people gather near smoldering buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Firefighters work to douse flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Firefighters try to douse flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Firefighters try to douse flames of a smoldering fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The devastating fire raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people.

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In this image made from a video, firefighters try to extinguish flames at buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A devastating fire has raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital, causing casualties.

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Bangladeshi firefighters carry the body of a victim of a fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Locals and firefighters gather around buildings which caught fire late night in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Firefighters and local people help to douse a fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people.

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Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visits the Red Cross field hospital at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar, are living in refugee camps in coastal Cox's Bazar after fleeing their villages following a military crackdown.

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Bangladeshi President M. Abdul Hamid, left, administers the oath of office to Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hasina is set to form her third consecutive government and fourth overall.

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greets the gathering during an interaction with journalists in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's ruling alliance won virtually every parliamentary seat in the country's general election, according to official results released Monday, giving Hasina a third straight term despite allegations of intimidation and the opposition disputing the outcome.

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina flashes a victory sign as she speaks to the media persons after casting her vote in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A Bangladeshi polling official waits for voters next to a ballot box at a polling station in the ancient city of Panam Nagar, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh. People in Bangladesh voted in parliamentary elections seen as a referendum on what critics call Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's increasingly authoritarian rule, amid complaints from both ruling party and opposition activists of attacks on supporters and candidates. Sixteen people were reportedly killed in election-related violence.

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A Bangladeshi woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station in the ancient city of Panam Nagar, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi army soldiers keep vigil as a rickshaw puller transports passengers on the eve of the general elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A Bangladeshi man walks past a portrait of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina put up for sale at a roadside shop ahead of the general elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is poised to win a record fourth term in Sunday's elections, drumming up support by promising a development bonanza as her critics question if the South Asian nation's tremendous economic success has come at the expense of its already fragile democracy.

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A supporter of Bangladesh Awami League party carries a huge photograph of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during an election rally in Dhaka in Bangladesh. Bangladesh heads for the 11th National Parliamentary Election on Dec. 30, amid opposition allegations that thousands of its leaders and activists have been arrested to weaken them. But authorities say the arrests are not politically motivated and the opposition is trying to create chaos ahead of elections.

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Supporters of Bangladesh Awami League take out an election rally ahead of the general election in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh heads for the 11th National Parliamentary Election on Dec. 30, amid opposition allegations that thousands of its leaders and activists have been arrested to weaken them. But authorities say the arrests are not politically motivated and the opposition is trying to create chaos ahead of elections.

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Sheikh Hasina ­addresses a rally, December 13

The opposition Jatiyo Oikya Front workers at a rally

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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani, JNUSU's former president Kanhaiya Kumar (R) and JNU student leader Umar Khalid (C) during the 'Freedom of Expression Meet' organised on the occasion of first death anniversary of journalist Gauri Lankesh, in Bengaluru.

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Rohingya refugee girls cross a makeshift bamboo bridge at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh.

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Rohingya refugees play at Balukhali Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic minority.

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Rohingya refugees bathe at a hand water pump at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh.

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Rohingya refugees cry as they pray during a gathering to commemorate the first anniversary of Myanmar army's crackdown which lead to a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.

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Rohingya refugees perform ablution before offering Eid al Adha prayers at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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