Photos Of The Day

Posted by | May 06, 2011 | Photography | No Comments

Here are a few photos from National Geographic’s 2010 Photo Contest… I saw the link on my friend Maryam’s facebook page. The photo above is crazy… wow. Check out the description below. More photos after the break.

Unsafe Journey. A woman is riding between the railway carriages of a local train heading north from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Her luggage is tucked under the carriage in front of her. It is the month of Ramadan, a fast which culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr, a three-day celebration. Tens of thousands of people leave the city to go to their home village and celebrate with their families. Trains are packed and many who fail to get tickets before they sell out or can’t afford buying them at the black market ride on the roof of the train or, like this woman, finds a quiet spot between the carriages. (Photo and caption by Amy Helene Johansson)

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