Boy sits atop luggage at the Gabtoli Bus Terminal, waiting to catch a bus out of the city on the day before Eid-ul-Fitr Mahmud Hossain Opu
People on the roof of a launch at Dhaka's Sadarghat, ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr Mehedi Hasan
Two vessels leave Dhaka's Sadarghat, laden with people heading home for Eid-ul-Fitr Mehedi Hasan
People crowd the platform and the tracks at Dhaka's Uttara Airport Railway Station ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr Rajib Dhar
People struggle to get on top of a train ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr at Dhaka's Airport Railway Station Rajib Dhar
Crowds throng the Gabtoli bus terminal in Dhaka ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr Mahmud Hossain Opu
People stand or sit precariously between two compartments of a train, the day before Eid-ul-Fitr, as they leave Dhaka for the holiday Mahmud Hossain Opu
The average working person works all around the year, save for the Eid holidays and those rare, extended holidays which catch people unaware. All the sweat and all the toil, goes to return to one's own soil. As far and long the journey may be, there is no greater pursuit, no greater wait, than homecoming.