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The Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, is a South Asian metropolis. Each major city in the region has unique features, and Dhaka’s are its rickshaws and boats.

The Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, is a South Asian metropolis. Each major city in the region has unique features, and Dhaka’s are its rickshaws and boats. Both are  means of transportation no less important than buses and cars.

© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovThe Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, is a South Asian metropolis. Each major city in the region has unique features, and Dhaka’s are its rickshaws and boats. Both are means of transportation no less important than buses and cars.
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The Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, is a South Asian metropolis. Each major city in the region has unique features, and Dhaka’s are its rickshaws and boats. Both are means of transportation no less important than buses and cars.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovBangladeshi cycle rickshaws are not a tourist attraction, as in many Asian countries; they simply dominate the roads. They also add a lot of charm and color to the city’s streets.
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Bangladeshi cycle rickshaws are not a tourist attraction, as in many Asian countries; they simply dominate the roads. They also add a lot of charm and color to the city’s streets.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovEach cycle rickshaw is uniquely decorated with colorful ornaments with intricate Eastern patterns.
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Each cycle rickshaw is uniquely decorated with colorful ornaments with intricate Eastern patterns.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovThe number of cycle rickshaws in Dhaka is estimated at one million, with about 400,000 rolling along the city’s streets at any given moment.
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The number of cycle rickshaws in Dhaka is estimated at one million, with about 400,000 rolling along the city’s streets at any given moment.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovDhaka’s ferryboats, which reign on the city’s waterways, are not decorated as lavishly. They have a speed and endurance that rivals some of their Italian counterparts. The loud, local boatmen on the Buriganga River resemble the gondoliers of Venice in many ways.
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Dhaka’s ferryboats, which reign on the city’s waterways, are not decorated as lavishly. They have a speed and endurance that rivals some of their Italian counterparts. The loud, local boatmen on the Buriganga River resemble the gondoliers of Venice in many ways.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovThe Buriganga River has a bustling life all of its own.
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The Buriganga River has a bustling life all of its own.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovRickshaw cyclists seek refuge from the summer heat on the riverfront.
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Rickshaw cyclists seek refuge from the summer heat on the riverfront.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovAnd there is a parking lot for river boats nearby.
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And there is a parking lot for river boats nearby.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovBangladeshi boatmen often make their homes right on the banks of the Buriganga.
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Bangladeshi boatmen often make their homes right on the banks of the Buriganga.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovThe Buriganga (Bengali for “old Ganges”) is considered to be one of the world’s dirtiest rivers. But local inhabitants do not seem to care.
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The Buriganga (Bengali for “old Ganges”) is considered to be one of the world’s dirtiest rivers. But local inhabitants do not seem to care.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovThe Buriganga is usually so crowded with boats that getting to the water can be difficult.
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The Buriganga is usually so crowded with boats that getting to the water can be difficult.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeniy PakhomovA rickshaw cyclist on the street in Dhaka.
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A rickshaw cyclist on the street in Dhaka.
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