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Muslims gather to buy food, on the first day of Ramadan, at Chawk Bazar's traditional makeshift Iftar market, in Dhaka
Image: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/REUTERS


Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely-populated countries, borders on Myanmar and India. Democracy was reestablished in 1990 after 15 years under military rule, but Islamist extremism remains a problem.