August 15, 2011

Char Dwellers, Bangladesh

Photograph by Jonas Bendiksen, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

When the river floods, the children of Jabed Ali know what to do: Climb the bamboo macha in the front yard and hold on tight. Char dwellers, who inhabit the constantly changing islands, or chars, on the floodplains of Bangladesh's three major rivers, are used to such calamities, which are on the increase.

See more pictures from the May 2011 feature story "The Coming Storm."


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