Jan 10, 2011

Picture of the Day: Dangerous Free Riding

picture of the day Picture of the Day: Dangerous Free Riding

DANGEROUS FREE RIDING

riding between two train cars Picture of the Day: Dangerous Free Riding
Photograph by Amy Helene Johansson


A woman is riding between the railway carriages of a local train heading north from Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital. Her luggage is tucked under the carriage in front of her. It is the month of Ramadan, a fast that culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr, a three-day celebration.

Tens of thousands of people leave the city to go to their home village and celebrate with their families. Trains are packed and many who fail to get tickets before they sell out or can’t afford buying them at the black market ride on the roof of the train or, like this woman, finds a quiet spot between the carriages.


via National Geographic




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