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Sleeping on a Boat
by Anindita Roy


Dhaka is located on the bank of the famous Buriganga river. Sadarghat river port of Dhaka is the busiest port in Bangladesh, with services to most of the districts in the country. People from both sides of the Buriganga river cross it using small boats. The boat men working on th...

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Waterlily Harvesting
by Shibasish Saha


This image was taken by a drone to show the working time of rural people during the monsoon season in the wetlands of West Bengal. Two workers occupy the scene with their colorful hats and clothes. Waterlilies create two concentric colored rings from which one of the two characte...

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Floating Water Festival
by Thet Naing Yu


Inle Lake is a popular destination for foreigners visiting Myanmar, and has a floating market and floating water festival. The floating rainbow is a beautiful traditional image of Inle Lake.

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Collecting Bang Grass
by Huu Binh Nguyen


A man harvesting Bang grass (Lepironia articulata). Bang grass is the material to produce straws replacing plastic ones to protect our environment. Most of the land in this area is full of alum so that people can not plant any crop plants besides Bang grass.

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Collecting Dry Red Chillies
by Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan


Women sorting dry red chillies in a red chili pepper dry factory to preserve them. They get nearly $2 ( 160 BDT) for 10 hours of work and in some places they get paid even less. Bogura's chillies are famous around the country.

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Sup Festival
by Sergey Anufriev


The annual SUP (Stand Up Paddle) festival in St. Petersburg is supported by the Fontanka newspaper. Several thousand people from several countries take part in the festival. Their paddle boards seem to be trapped in a colorful traffic jam.

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Salt Drying
by Shourjendra Datta


Salt is an essential part of our life as well as diet. These two workers are engaged in the traditional method of drying salt under the blazing hot sun. Afterwards, they will collect it and put it in sacks for transport to the market.

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All Roads Lead to Death, Enjoy the Journey
by Themistocles Kaltsidis


Abstract shot above a closed hotel in Santorini, in the middle of December. In quarantine, the photographer had the time to enjoy this little volcanic island and capture its very essence. Shooting without a particular purpose, he took his time to hone his craft when no one was wa...

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Women Picking Red Chilies
by Azim Khan Ronnie


Countless chilli peppers surround labourers in the Bogura district in the north of Bangladesh. Chilli peppers are a major part of the Bengali cuisine popular in Bangladesh and are used as part of a combination of spices for various meat dishes, including chicken and beef.

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Drying Rice Paper
by Hoai Nguyen Phuoc


Located on the bank of Con River, An Thai, a traditional trade village of dry vermicelli and rice paper, is over 100 years old. Rice is the main ingredient for making rice paper which is then is put on a bamboo griddle and brought out to dry in the sun.

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Eid Prayers
by Salem Alsawafi


In the picture, of a group of worshipers performing the Eid prayer, which is held twice a year, coinciding with the Muslim Eid. From above we can appreciate the worshipers' colorful vests and their perfectly aligned prayer mats.

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Spread the Sedge to Dry
by Nguyen Linh Vinh Quoc


Rural women in Phu Yen are busy spreading colorful sedge to dry. They work like puzzle artists, arranging the plants in alternating colors, creating wonderful patterns.

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Cross the Cabbage Field
by Thanh Nguyen Phuc


A woman crossing a cabbage field in the harvest season on the outskirts of Hanoi, where the vegetables for the city center are produced. She crosses the field with her back to the observer while carrying two wicker baskets filled with ripe vegetables.

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Rice Processing
by Md Tanveer Hassan Rohan


Rice mill workers dry paddy rice manually under the sun in the open field in Dhamrai. By continuously raking it out and then sweeping it back they make sure that dry process runs properly. They start early in the morning and work till sunset.

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Washing Time
by Myo Thet


A man by himself is busy washing a huge number of fishing nets. The picture is perfectly divided in two: on the left side we can see a mass of dirty and dusty blue nets; whilst on the right side, on a reddish floor, the man is washing the nets with plenty of soap under the scorch...

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Spring on the Tea Hill
by Trung Pham Huy


Workers start a new day of harvest on the tea hill in spring in Bao Loc, central highland town in Vietnam, under the yellow flowers in blooming season. From above their hats and wicker baskets create a track guiding the viewer's eye from the top to the bottom of the picture.

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Season of Anchovy Fishery
by Thien Nguyen Ngoc


An aerial perspective of anchovy fishing activities off the coast of Hon Yen. Many local fisherman families along the coastline of Phu Yen province will follow the near-shore currents to catch the anchovy during peak season. Salted anchovy is the most important raw material to cr...

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Finned Nets to Catch Squid
by Tuan Nguyen Tan


Fishermen in central Vietnam often use nets to catch squid near the shore. They will drop nets circling the squid, then will pull the drawstring to tighten the bottom avoiding the ink to escape. Finally, they will put squids into the net and use a racket to shovel them onto the b...

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Worshipers
by Salem Alsawafi


In the picture, a group of worshipers performing Friday prayers. the shot was taken during the period of social distancing that occurred due to COVID 19. From above, we can appreciate the shadows perfectly dividing the picture in two and the worships' prayer mats accurately align...

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