Wooden boat market by Azim Khan Ronnie

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Pictured: Hundreds of small wooden boats are lined up for sale at the largest boat market in Bangladesh as locals prepare for monsoon season by buying transport to travel between villages.  Buyers flock from miles around to purchase 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.  Each of the oars and wooden boats, which range in size between 12ft and 20ft in length, are hand-made by local craftsmen and can be bought for as little as 1800 Bangladeshi taka - the equivalent of £17.  SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE DETAILS.<br />
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