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In pictures: Eid festival
Cattle for slaughter

Temporary livestock markets spring up in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, for the Muslim festival of Eid. Hundreds of thousands of animals are slaughtered.

At Gabtoli market 30,000 animals are sold every day. The market runs round the clock.

Around the city in the days before Saturday's festival animals are tied up on grass verges, in driveways and in the car parks of apartment blocks.

Pictures and text by Roland Buerk

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