National Geographic : 2011 Sep
VISIONS | YOUR SHOT Mustafiz Mamun Dhaka, Bangladesh Each April the ethnic Rakhine community in Cox's Bazar---a port city in southern Bangladesh--- celebrates its new year with an exuberant three-day water festival. Mamun, 30, traveled from his home in the country's capital to witness the wild scene. Agnes Montanari Paris, France When Montanari, 56, was in Sanaa, Yemen, this year, she visited several hammams, or community bathhouses. When she returned to one with her camera, to document its architec- ture and atmosphere, she saw this young man in a steam room. "I was moved by the beauty of the scene," she says.