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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