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Bangladeshi family members and activists look at portraits of workers of the Rana Plaza building that collapsed killing over 1,000 people, on the three-month anniversary of the accident in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Hundreds of garment workers and activists staged demonstrations at the site of the accident, demanding compensation for the survivors and a full account of the missing. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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Family members and activists look at pictures of factory workers of the Rana Plaza, in Bangladesh, three months after the building collapsed, killing more than 200. Hundreds of garment workers and activists staged demonstrations at the site, demanding compensation for the survivors and a full account of the missing. 

A Bangladeshi vendor displays traditional food as Muslims crowd the area to break their fast on the first day of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A Bangladeshi vendor displays traditional food as Muslims crowd the area to break their fast on the first day of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A Bangladeshi labourer spreads out recycled plastic shards to dry by a river in Dhaka on July 8, 2013. According to studies conducted in recent years, thw Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) collects in excess of 50,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually. The average collection rate is around 137 tonnes per day.  The plastic recycling industry of the Bangladeshi capital is playing a important role in saving the city from being submerged in a sea of plastic.

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A Bangladeshi labourer spreads out recycled plastic shards to dry by a river in Dhaka. According to studies conducted in recent years, the Dhaka City Corporation collects in excess of 50,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually. The average collection rate is around 137 tonnes a day. The plastic recycling industry of the Bangladesh capital is playing a important role in saving the city from being submerged in a sea of plastic.

In this image taken Saturday, June 15, 2013, Bangladeshi garment worker Rikta, 27,  who worked on the 3rd floor of Rana Plaza, poses for a portrait at Enam Medical College, in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rikta had her right arm amputated inside the rubble when she was rescued nearly 72 hours after the building collapsed. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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Garment worker Rikta, 27, who worked on the third floor of Rana Plaza, poses for a portrait at Enam Medical College, in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rikta had her right arm amputated inside the rubble when she was rescued nearly 72 hours after the building collapsed. 

A Bangladeshi woman and her husband negotiate with a taxi driver in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

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A Bangladeshi woman and her husband negotiate around the heavy traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Relatives of victims attend prayer after paying tribute to Building collapse victims...epa03709552 Relatives of the victims cry as they attend prayer and paying tribute to the victims of a building collapse at the graveyard at Jurain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 21 May 2013. Over 290 unclaimed bodies were burried after the DNA samples were taken while 1,127 workers died after the eight-story building Rana Plaza, which mostly housed garment factories, collapsed in Savar on 24 April 2012.  EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

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Relatives attend prayer at the Jurain graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday and pay tribute to the victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse. More than 290 unclaimed bodies were buried. The death total was 1,127 after the eight-story building, which mostly housed garment factories, collapsed in Savar on April 24. 

A Muslim Rohingya man works on constructing a tent after arriving back to a camp for iternally displaced people in the village of Mansi on the outskirts of Sittwe on May 17, 2013.  Bangladesh and Myanmar cleaned up on May 17 after a killer cyclone wrecked thousands of homes, relieved that the damage was not much worse after the storm weakened as it made landfall. At least 40 people were either killed by Cyclone Mahasen or while trying to flee its impact, including 25 Muslim Rohingya whose bodies washed up on the shores of Bangladesh after their boat capsized while sailing from Myanmar.

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A Muslim Rohingya man works on constructing a tent after arriving back to a camp for internally displaced people in the village of Mansi on the outskirts of Sittwe, Myanmar, on Friday. After a killer cyclone wrecked thousands of homes, Bangladesh and Myanmar were relieved that the damage was not much worse after the storm weakened as it made landfall. At least 40 people were either killed by Cyclone Mahasen or while trying to flee its impact, including 25 Muslim Rohingya whose bodies washed up on the shores of Bangladesh after their boat capsized while sailing from Myanmar.

Rohingya women sit in front of their rel...Rohingya women sit in front of their relief tent at the Mansi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe on May 15, 2013. A cyclone threatening to lash low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to have weakened, but still poses a risk to more than eight million people, according to the UN.  AFP PHOTO / SOE THAN WINSoe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Rohingya women sit in front of their relief tent at the Mansi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp on the outskirts of Sittwe on Wednesday. A cyclone threatening to lash low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to have weakened, but still poses a risk to more than 8 million people, according to the UN. 

An army soldier takes part in a special prayer in front of the damaged site after the end of the rescue work after 20 days following the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 May 2013. Reports state that the death toll rose to over 1,127 and 2,438 people rescued alive after the eight-storey building Rana Plaza, which mostly housed garment factories, collapsed on 24 April 2012.

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An army soldier takes part in a special prayer in front of the damaged site in Bangladesh as 20 days of rescue work comes to an end following the building ‘s collapse in Savar, Dhaka, on April 24. The eight-story Rana Plaza mostly housed garment factories and reports state that the death toll rose to more than 1,127, while 2,438 people were rescued alive.

Bangladeshi rescuers retrieve garment wo...Bangladeshi rescuers retrieve garment worker Reshma from the rubble of a collapsed building in Savar on May 10, 2013, seventeen days after the eight-storey building collapsed.  The death toll from last month's collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose past 1,000 as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter. AFP PHOTO/STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

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Bangladeshi workers rescue garment worker Reshma from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar on Friday, 17 days after the eight-storey building collapsed. The death toll from last month’s garment factory complex disaster has risen past 1,000, as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter.

A garment worker inspects a factory belonging to Tung Hai Group, a large garment exporter, after a fire in Dhaka May 9, 2013. Eight people were killed when the fire swept through the garment factory in an industrial district of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police and an industry association official said on Thursday.

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A worker inspects a factory belonging to Tung Hai Group, a large garment exporter, after a fire in Dhaka. Eight people were killed when the fire swept through the garment factory in an industrial district of the capital of Bangladesh

Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday May 8, 2013. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster topped 800. (AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous)

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Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster topped 800 

Workers at a garment factory just streets away from the recently collapsed garment factory building, protest as they refuse to work when they found cracks in their current office building, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.   A top Bangladesh court on Tuesday ordered the government to "immediately" confiscate the property of a collapsed building's owner, as thousands of protesters demanding death penalty for the man clashed with police, leaving 100 people injured. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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Workers at a garment factory near the recently collapsed garment factory building in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, refused to work after cracks were found in the office building. A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday ordered the government to ‘immediately’ confiscate the property of a collapsed building’s owner, as thousands of protesters demanding the death penalty for the man clashed with police, leaving 100 people injured. 

street during protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for collapse of Rana Plaz

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Garment workers on Monday shout slogans as they block a street during a protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

epa03680863 A woman cries holding the photo of her missing son near the damaged building at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 April 2013. According to police Inspector Aminur Rahman, 377 bodies have been recovered out of which 309 have been handed over to their relatives while 1000 remained missing so far from the rescue operation of the Rana Plaza that housed mostly garment factories. The army has taken over full charge of the rescue using heavy machines like cranes and bulldozers.

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A woman holds a photo of her missing son near the damaged building at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. Police inspector Aminur Rahman says 377 bodies have been recovered, of which 309 have been released to relatives. One thousand remain missing from the rescue operation of the Rana Plaza that housed mostly garment factories. The army has taken charge of the rescue using heavy machines such as cranes and bulldozers. 

Bangladeshi garment workers participate in a protest against the collapse of an eight-storey building that housed several garment factories and poor safety standards, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, April 26, 2013.  The death toll reached hundreds of people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing, after a huge section of the building splintered into a pile of concrete. (AP Photo)

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Bangladeshi workers participate in a protest against the collapse of an eight-storey building that housed several garment factories and poor safety standards, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday.

People run after they heard someone shouting that a building next to Rana Plaza is collapsing during a rescue operation in Savar

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Rescue workers, army personnel, police and members of the media run after they hear someone shouting that a building next to Rana Plaza is collapsing during a rescue operation in Savar, 19 miles outside Dhaka, Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi rescue worker takes a break at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. By Thursday, the death toll reached at least 194 people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing, after a huge section of an eight-story building that housed several garment factories splintered into a pile of concrete.

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A Bangladeshi rescue worker takes a break at the site of a building that collapsed on Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. By Thursday, the death toll reached at least 194 people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing. A huge section of an eight-story building that housed several garment factories splintered into a pile of concrete. 

People rescue a garment worker who was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka.

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People rescue a garment worker who was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza Building in Savar, Bangladesh