July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014

Celebration

Photograph by Terence West, National Geographic Your Shot

Local children wave flags to celebrate Victory Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as a plane passes overhead. Victory Day, which occurs each year on December 16, honors the victory of the Allied High Command over Pakistani forces in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31.


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16 comments
Jowel Paul
Jowel Paul

This is a stolen picture. Hope the authority will look after it !! 

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Amazing capture.  There sure is a contrast between the new and the old, the have's and the have nots.   Even though they don't look like they have much to celebrate,  they are trying to share their enthusiasm with those who have it all.  It shows great pride.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

The plane did'nt take long to pass over that hole in the roof, and to get the shot at that precise moment was far from easy. A simple flag waving celebration shared by these children gives us a contrast to the the huge parades that are held in celebration in some parts of the world. A great shot.  j.e.s........ 

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