Bangladesh is doing everything it can to impress Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, who is in the country on a 24-hour visit.
For weeks, the country's opposition - angered by the disappearance of one of its most outspoken leaders - has staged general strikes against the authorities.
But for the duration of Clinton’s visit, the opposition called a truce with the government.
For once, both parties agree on the importance of making a good impression - a move due at least in part to the fact that the US is Bangladesh's largest financial donor.
Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dhaka.