The National Martyrs Monument, 30 kilometers northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, commemorates the millions who died in the 1971 War of Independence.

The National Martyrs Monument, 30 kilometers northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, commemorates the millions who died in the 1971 War of Independence.

The ornate main entrance to the Sadarbari Palace (1901) at Sonargaon near Dhaka, Bangladesh, is inlaid with blue and white tiles.

The ornate main entrance to the Sadarbari Palace at Sonargaon near Dhaka, Bangladesh, is inlaid with blue and white tiles.

A showroom at the Dhamrai Metal Crafts Workshop at Dhamrai near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A showroom at the Dhamrai Metal Crafts Workshop at Dhamrai near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Over a century ago wealthy Hindu merchants built homes such as this in Dhamrai, 40 kilometers northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Over a century ago wealthy Hindu merchants built homes such as this in Dhamrai, 40 kilometers northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dhamrai is a predominately Hindu metalworking town 40 kilometers northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dhamrai is a predominately Hindu metalworking town 40 kilometers northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A vegetable vendor waits on the main street of Dhamrai northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A vegetable vendor waits on the main street of Dhamrai northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Goaldi Mosque (1519) at Sonargaon near Dhaka, Bangladesh, dates from a time when the capital of Bengal was here.

The Goaldi Mosque at Sonargaon near Dhaka, Bangladesh, dates from a time when the capital of Bengal was here.

The abandoned homes (1895-1905) of wealthy Hindu merchants line Painam Nagar at Sonargaon near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The abandoned homes of wealthy Hindu merchants line Painam Nagar at Sonargaon near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Pedalboats and rowboats are for rent on the small lake behind the Sadarbari Palace at Sonargaon near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Pedalboats and rowboats are for rent on the small lake behind the Sadarbari Palace at Sonargaon near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A large pond is next to Sadarbari (1901), a rajbari (Raj-era palace) at Sonargaon, 30 kilometers southeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A large pond is next to Sadarbari a rajbari (Raj-era palace) at Sonargaon, 30 kilometers southeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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