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Photo Gallery: A Bangladeshi Worker Heads Home
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Photo Gallery: A Bangladeshi Worker Heads Home

Bangladeshi Textile Workers Just 11 Days a Year with Her Daughter

Women like Tasnia Begum work in Bangladesh's cities and sew clothes for Western consumers. Often, the only time they see their children is during the holidays.
Tasnia Begum prepares to head to her home village for the Eid holiday.

Tasnia Begum prepares to head to her home village for the Eid holiday.

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Textile workers walk to their factories on the last working day before Eid.

Textile workers walk to their factories on the last working day before Eid.

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Textile workers walk along a busy street in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Textile workers walk along a busy street in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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Photo Gallery: A Bangladeshi Worker Heads Home
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Photo Gallery: A Bangladeshi Worker Heads Home

Tasnia Begum sleeps on the journey to her home village.

Tasnia Begum sleeps on the journey to her home village.

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Tasnia Begum's daughter, Mim, hadn't seen her mother in a year.

Tasnia Begum's daughter, Mim, hadn't seen her mother in a year.

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Tasnia Begum's daughter, Mim, chooses a dress for herself for the Eid holiday at a market.

Tasnia Begum's daughter, Mim, chooses a dress for herself for the Eid holiday at a market.

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Tasnia Begum's mother, Jamena, and father, Firon Mia, prepare breakfast.

Tasnia Begum's mother, Jamena, and father, Firon Mia, prepare breakfast.

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Tasnia Begum's mother, Jamena, cooks in the kitchen the day after Eid.

Tasnia Begum's mother, Jamena, cooks in the kitchen the day after Eid.

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Tasnia Begum's daughter, Mim, plays with friends on Eid.

Tasnia Begum's daughter, Mim, plays with friends on Eid.

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This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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