Many people washed their body with the river water on the edge of the water

People washing body with river water
Shot in Dhaka, Bangladesh ©Tetsu Ozawa
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When I came to the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, there were many people there. At first, I thought they were bathing, but this was neither a holy place nor a ritual bathing place. They were washing their bodies with the water of the river. This place looked like a popular public bath. They were scrubbing their bodies in the water like they were washing potatoes.

I didn't know if the water in the Buriganga River was clean or not, even though there were many people washing in the river water. Seemingly the locals didn't seem to care about that little detail. All of them were vigorously covering their heads with the river water.

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Mar 2010 BANGLADESH PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

No

3789

Shooting Date

Sep 2009

Posted On

March 7, 2010

Modified On

August 20, 2020

Place

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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