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Southern Asia
As we hiked in the Chittagong Hilltracts near Ruma, we came across this village holding a sports day. They immediately invited us to join in, and we played games with them for several hours. One was a version of "pin the tail on the donkey," with...
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
On Victory Day (16 December) we joined Bangladeshi's making a pilgrimage to the home of assassinated Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. We were asked to join in wreath laying ceremonies, which include a ceremonial march to the monument erected...
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The National Memorial to the Martyrs, Jatiyo Sriti Soudho, is around 35km from Dhaka. We joined pilgrims on Victory Day (16 December) who held rallies for peace at the Monument. Different groups marched with banners, many waving flags and a few...