Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during a media conference in Dhaka January 6, 2014. Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League won a violence-plagued parliamentary election whose outcome was never in doubt after a boycott by the main opposition party. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH – Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Children run and play in the Dawabari river bed area. ‘Chars’ such as this – islands that are periodically submerged by the country’s mighty rivers – are home to over five million people in Bangladesh. Life for the char dwellers is hazardous and uncertain. Flooding is common, as is loss of land and erosion, making it a struggle to grow enough food, and meaning families often need to relocate.
00567_17, Sylhet, Bangladesh, 1983, BANGLADESH-10006NF2. Boys play soccer in the flooded pastures. retouched_Kate Daigneault 09/14/2013
INDIA-HILSHA-FISH India Hilsha Fish on the market at Kolkata in Eastern India —– WN/BHASKAR MALLICK
** FILE ** A deportee along with his two children, caught in row over their nationality, walks with their belongings in Satgachi near the India-Bangladesh border in the Indian state of West Bengal, in this Feb. 4, 2003 file photo. Hundreds of thousands of people are stuck in tiny enclaves inside each others country. Largely forgotten by their own countries, there are 111 pockets of Indian territory inside Bangladesh, and 51 bits of Bangladesh inside India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
Lipi Begum. Village-Sengua Purbapara Village, Upazilla-Sarisabari, Dist-Jamalpur
Built to remain above the annual inundation. The tracks are often occupied by entire villages, camping till the floods subside, Bangladesh, 1983National Geographic, June 1984, By Rail Across the Indian Subcontinent, Phaidon, The Unguarded Moment, Iconic Images, final book_iconic, final print_milan
Using umbrellas as goal posts, children play soccer after heavy rains in Taknaf, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)