DHAKA, Feb. 21, 2015 - People put flowers at the Language Martyrs Memorial monument to mark the International Mother Language Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 21, 2015. People pay tributes every year to the language movement martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for establishing Bangla as a state language of then Pakistan in 1952. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared Feb. 21 the International Mother Language Day on Nov. 17, 1999 to honor the supreme sacrifice of language martyrs.

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DHAKA, Feb. 21, 2015 - People put flowers at the Language Martyrs Memorial monument to mark the International Mother Language Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 21, 2015. People pay tributes every year to the language movement martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for establishing Bangla as a state language of then Pakistan in 1952. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared Feb. 21 the International Mother Language Day on Nov. 17, 1999 to honor the supreme sacrifice of language martyrs.

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A child holds flowers to mark the International Mother Language Day in front of the Language Martyrs Memorial monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 21, 2015.

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