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Pohela Boishakh - Bangladesh greets a new year

17 April 2013

On April 14, Bangla-speaking people in Bangladesh and across the globe celebrate Bangla New Year with color, fervor and fanfare. Popularly known as Pohela Boishakh, the nation's biggest festival of the year is rooted in the rural and agrarian life of ancient Bengal. Pictures by Stephan Uttom.

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