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Rivers Of Blood This Eid In Dhaka

DHAKA — Large-scale animal sacrifices marking the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha combined with heavy rains have turned the streets of Bangladesh’s capital into rivers of blood.

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Authorities in Dhaka designated several places in the city where residents could slaughter animals, but heavy downpours yesterday meant few people could use those areas.

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The meat of the sacrificed animals is shared among family and friends and poor people who cannot afford to sacrifice animals as a gesture of generosity to promote social harmony.

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Dhaka residents used parking lots, garages and alleys to kill the animals and the blood flowed into the flooded streets, turning them into rivers of blood.

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Flooding is common in Dhaka, an overcrowded city of more than 10 million people, because of poor drainage systems.

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