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Millions make a crowded (sometimes dangerous) journey home for Eid al-Fitr

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Passengers sit on top of an overcrowded train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Aug. 16, 2012.

As Ramadan comes to a close, millions of Muslim city dwellers will head to their home villages to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which ends a month of fasting. Overcrowded trains & ferries can sometimes make the trip a perilous one.

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Passengers climb aboard an overcrowded train in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Aug. 16, 2012.

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Passengers crowd on to a ferry leaving Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Aug. 16, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Passengers line up to board a ship, which will take them to their hometowns for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in Tanjung Priok harbour in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Aug. 13, 2012.

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People line up to purchase train tickets in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Aug. 16, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

 

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