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A horse race, in a village. Bangladesh. 2008.

A horse race, in a village. Bangladesh. 2008.

A boat race or Nouka baich, in the Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2008.

A boat race or Nouka baich, in the Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2008.

A boat race or Nouka baich, in the Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2008.

A boat race or Nouka baich, in the Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2008.

The Water Festival of the ethnic Rakhain community is a part of their New Year celebration. Young boys and girls throw water at each other during this festival. The festival begins with Rakhain girls throwing water at each other at the festival spot. The Rakhain boys come across from different places with music and dance. Then the girls throw water to the boys of their likings. Rakhains of all age take part in this, as this is their main religious and social festival. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. 2008.

Pahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year) rally, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2008.

Man from Shia community flagellate themselves on the back with chains, to express mourning and grief, at a procession marking the 10th day of Muharram, known as the holy Ashura, in Dhaka. The day is observed as a symbol of "sacrifice and mourning" recalling the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), in the battle of Karbala on the 10th of Muharram in Hijri 61. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A group of young Murong men and women dance along the tune of Plung (traditional musical instrument), during a festival, in Lama, Bandarban, Bangladesh. 2008.

A group of young Murong men and women dance along the tune of Plung (traditional musical instrument), during a festival, in Lama, Bandarban, Bangladesh. 2008.

A group of young Murong men and women dance along the tune of Plung (traditional musical instrument), during a festival, in Lama, Bandarban, Bangladesh. 2008.