Passengers overwhelm trains heading home for Muslim holiday

Passengers sit on the top of an overcrowded train as it approaches a railway station in Dhaka on Aug. 8. Millions of residents in Dhaka are traveling home from the capital city to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday. Andrew Biraj / Reuters
A Bangladeshi woman climbs on top of a train as passengers look on from a compartment window as they rush home to their respective villages to be with their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, in Dhaka on Aug. 8. Munir Uz Zaman / AFP - Getty Images
Bangladeshi Muslims travel on the roof of a train to head home ahead of Eid al-Fitr as others wait at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Aug. 8. A.M. Ahad / AP
A Bangladeshi woman tries to jump onto an overcrowded train from a bridge to travel home for Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A.M. Ahad / AP
Bangladeshi Muslim men hang on to an overcrowded train to travel homeward for Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka. A.M. Ahad / AP

Muslims across the world are preparing for the arrival of Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people who work in the capitol city of Dhaka swarm the trains to return home for the festive holiday.