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Devotees of Rakher Upobash

Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal.
A volunteer cleans the road in Bhaktapur past the earthquake
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Nepal: after the earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25th April 2015. Many buildings in the older parts of Kathmandu are now rubble, including the Dharahara tower, a 19th century 62-metre tall building...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das
Onna, The village erased by earthquake. L'Aquila
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Onna, the village erased by earthquake. Italy

The small village of Onna was almost completely erased by the earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region in Italy on April 6, 2009. 85% of its old buildings collapsed, killing 40. In 1944 Onna already suffered from its tragedy...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
L'Aquila earthquake: the interiors of the houses, fled on a deadly night of six years ago
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L'Aquila, ghost city for six years and on. Italy

Red Zone, cordoning off the medieval center of L’Aquila: the wounds inflicted by the lethal earthquake seem slow to heal. The city, fled on a deadly night of six years ago, still remain suspended in time, showing the signs of an abruptly interrupted life.

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
Statue of Asclepius, Centrale Montemartini, Hall of the Machines
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Centrale Montemartini, one of a kind Museum

WORLD CULTURES AND HERITAGE - On October 31, 1997 the exhibition "Le macchine e gli dei" opens. During the broadening works of the "I Musei Capitolini", an important part of its collection was transferred...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
Fasnacht Carnival of Basel
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Fasnacht Carnival of Basel

Every year the City of Basel is consumed by a festival called Fasnacht with its origins dating back as far as the 14th Century. It is Switzerland's largest festival and it lasts exactly seventy­two hours. Residents refer to it...

Text and photos by Nick Kozak
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Celebrations for the International Mother Language Day in Bangladesh

International Mother Language Day is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism, held every year on 21 February worldwide

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
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Devotees of Rakher Upobash

During Kartik, “the holiest month” beginning every year with the new moon in November, thousands of Hindu devotees celebrate the feast of Rakher Upobash, fasting and praying the gods sitting before the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
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Ashura

Bangladeshi Shiite Muslims gathered for praying at Hoseni Dalan on the eve and holy day of Ashura. Shiites mark Ashura on the tenth day of the month of Muharram to commemorate the Battle of Karbala when...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
Kids and beggars in Varanasi river at dawn
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Youth in India

Every year more and more children in India become orphans and are found abandoned. This photo essay draws a portrait of kids with their families and of orphans forced to make a living.

Text and photos by Francois Razon
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Celebration for the Eid Al-Adha festival in Dhaka

Bangladeshi Muslims gather at Baitul Mukarram National mosque in Dhakapray during the festival of Eid al-Adha. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Oct. 6, 2014

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
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Homebound Bangladeshi Train and Ferry People

Bangladeshi people heading to their respective villages for the upcoming Muslim religious festival Eid-al-Adha. In order to catch a train, they overcrowd stations and train cars beyond imagination...