January 1, 2009

Photo: Sailboats on a winding river

January 1, 2009

Sailboats, Turag River, Bangladesh

Photograph by Dick Durrance II

Graceful as butterflies, boats glide past rice fields on the meandering Turag River near Dacca, Bangladesh. Hundreds of watery highways interlace the heartland of this low-lying South Asian country.

(Photo shot on assignment for "Bangladesh—Hope Nourishes a New Nation," September 1972, National Geographic magazine)

Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

Dear concern,

it is Dhaka not Dacca

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