July 30, 2014

Celebration

Photograph by Khalid Rayhan Shawon

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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33 comments
james feeney
james feeney

if only one could take such photographs.


Md satter
Md satter

great shot of timeing.........;)

Kip Keino
Kip Keino

I got a physical sensation in my chest from looking at that.  V. Cool.

D  Naruka
D Naruka

Beautiful frames. What opportune timing. Beautiful photo indeed.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Fantastic timing. Very cool.

Udayan G.
Udayan G.

This is an outstanding photograph but  Photo credit has been given to wrong person.

Please do check.

Shuvajit Das
Shuvajit Das

You have got the Photographer's Name wrong. please correct it as early as possible.. Actual Photographer is Md Khalid Rayhan Shawon.  

Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

This is such an amazing photo.  I love the pattern of light and shadow and the composition.  The presentation is so well done and congrats on a great shot.

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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