Aerial views of a boat market by Abdul Momin

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Hundreds of little wooden boats are lined up for sale at the largest boat market in Bangladesh as locals prepare for monsoon season - buying transport to travel between villages.<br />
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Dozens flock from miles around to buy their own boats at the market so they are prepared for floods which can strike at anytime between June and October.<br />
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After heavy rainfall it is common for river banks to burst, submerging nearby towns and villages. This means cars and buses become redundant and people are forced to travel by boat.<br />
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Each of the wooden boats and oars are hand-made by local craftsmen and can be bought for as little as 1800 Bangladeshi taka - the equivalent of 17 pounds.<br />
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