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In pictures: Bangladesh's 49th Victory Day

  • Published at 07:33 pm December 16th, 2019

Bangladeshis at home and abroad are celebrating Bangladesh’s 49th Victory Day paying deep homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the country during the Liberation War.

Bangladesh won the war for independence on this day in 1971 when the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered after a nine-month bloody war in which three million people sacrificed their lives and hundreds of thousands of women were dishonoured.