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Indian presence to mark Dhaka's papal program

The pope was not invited to Hindu-majority India amid perceived political sensitivities.
Posted on November 30, 2017, 7:15 PM
When Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Dec. 1 in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, there will be a substantial attendance of Catholic cardinals and bishops from neighbouring India.The pope was not invited to Hindu-majority India amid perceived political sensitivities.

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Rivers of blood flow down Dhaka streets as Eid animal sacrifices stain Bangladesh roads red

Rivers of blood flow down Dhaka streets as Eid animal sacrifices stain Bangladesh roads red
19:27, 14 SEP 2016 UPDATED 23:36, 14 SEP 2016
BY JON DEAN
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES Police in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka had allowed the traditional slaughter to take place in certain designated areas of the city
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Police in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka had allowed the traditional slaughter to take place in certain designated areas of the city.However heavy downpours made many of the spots impossible to use.
The blood from the slaughtered liverstock, killed by some Muslims to mark Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, mixed with the flood water - as can be seen in these dramatic pictures.During the celebration, goats, sheep or cows are killed to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's test of faith.

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Thousands rally in Bangladesh against attack on nuns

Muslim and Hindu groups join Christians in protest.
Posted on July 22, 2014, 5:15 PM

Nuns form a human chain during Christian protests in Dhaka on Monday. Dhaka:
Thousands of Christians protested across Bangladesh on Monday following an attack on nuns in the north of the country earlier this month.