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Efficiency
Cub
Bite
Spider web covered with a morning dew
Kathmandu Monkey
Bath
Go our separate ways.
First Christmas wonder
Bee in flower
Spiderman's work
bulldog love
stateless
Castle of Rocca Calascio
angry child
Happy Baby
A typical afternoon of worship at Mihintale
A Romantic Shenandoah Sunrise
Living Dead Shoot
Playground by Night
Flow
Daydreaming
Nigerian man rinses off after a long day of work
Walking on clouds
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
stateless

The Rohingya is a minor Muslim ethnic group who lived in Myanmar for centuries. However, due to the racism and many other socio-political issues among the majority in Myanmar, they were declared as a stateless Bengali community who migrated to Myanmar from Bangladesh. Over one million Rohingyas live in Myanmar and they are the most persecuted people in the world who are deprived from their own land, human rights and citizenship. In recent times, the Myanmar Army started a silent genocide to forcefully evacuate them out of the country. Moreover, the system has been encouraging the Rohingya to enter Bangladesh illegally for a long time. The Myanmar Army have though covered it as a religious riot between Buddhists and Muslims but the true underlying cause is a business benefit as the land has natural resources which will be leased to the powerful countries who are friends of Myanmar. The recent wave of violence in 2017 has pushed nearly a million Rohingyas to cross the border of Myanmar in search for a safe refuge in Bangladesh. Many families have lost their beloved ones as many of them were murdered, raped, tortured due to the invasion of Myanmar Army.

TAGS: Bangladesh, People, Refugee

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
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© zakir hossain chowdhury.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2017
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 15, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 95mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh