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Soldiers of Bangladesh Army paying Guard of Honour to remains of Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahaman at the Zia International Airport in Dhaka. Hamidur was killed while fighting with Pakistani army on October 28, 1971. His fellow freedom fighters buried him at Hatimarachara village of Tripura, India. Later, he was awarded with "Birshreshtha", the country's highest gallantry award. The remains of the 17-year-old freedom fighter were exhumed from the grave on December 9, 2007 Sunday and handed over to a Bangladesh delegation. December 11, 2007.

Bangladesh observes Martyred Intellectuals Day on December 14, in memory of those Bengali intellectuals and professionals killed by Pakistani forces during the Liberation War in 1971. The country's political, cultural and civil-society organisations pay their respect at Rayar Bazer Martyred where the Bengali intellectuals and professionals were killed two days before the country won the war. Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 14, 2007.

Bangladesh 1971: Victorious muktis returning home.

Police escort former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam, in a wheelchair, as he exits the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal. His bail plea was rejected by a special tribunal that sentenced him with imprisonment pending trial on charges committed against humanity during the liberation war of 1971. Dhaka, Bangladesh. January 11, 2012.

Police officers escort the former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam, inside a prison van, to Dhaka Central Jail. His bail plea was rejected by a special tribunal at the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal that sentenced him with imprisonment pending trial on charges committed against humanity during the liberation war of 1971. Dhaka, Bangladesh. January 11, 2012.

Police officers help former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam, in a wheelchair, to get on board a prison van as he exits the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal. His bail plea was rejected by a special tribunal that sentenced him with imprisonment pending trial on charges committed against humanity during the liberation war of 1971. Dhaka, Bangladesh. January 11, 2012.

Police escort former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam, in a wheelchair, as he exits the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal. His bail plea was rejected by a special tribunal that sentenced him with imprisonment pending trial on charges committed against humanity during the liberation war of 1971. Dhaka, Bangladesh. January 11, 2012.

16th December 1971: on their way to surrender at Ramna Park, a group of Pakistani soldiers have a brief skirmish with the Mukt Bahini (freedom fighters) in front of Hotel Intercontinental. Moments later the soldiers surrendered with their hands raised. Bangladesh.