At least 80,000 people have rallied in Dhaka Thursday, against a possible U.S.-led war against Iraq. Protesters shouted slogans that included "No to war," and reportedly burned effigies of President Bush.
Bangladesh has seen numerous anti-war rallies since talk of war began, but police say Thursday's demonstration in the capital has been the largest.
Nearly two million Bangladeshis work and live in the Middle East, and Dhaka fears, war may destabilize the region and force them to flee.
The Bangladeshi government has called for a peaceful resolution of the U.S.-Iraqi standoff over Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.