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A Bangladesh homeless woman sleeps at a bus shelter in Dhaka under a billboard advertising toiletries. The latest Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Progress Report, released by the UNDP, indicates that less than a third of people in Bangladesh now live below the national poverty line.
Rickshaw pullers take a rest inside a cable reeler in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday.
Women hold photos of their missing relatives at the site of the Rana Plaza factory building, which collapsed in April crushing more than 1,100 people, in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh - the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry
Bangladeshi children cool off at Mohammadpur Geneva camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Tuesday. Mohammadpur Geneva Camp is one of the largest refugee camps in Dhaka City.
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.
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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.
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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.
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 around the heavy traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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.
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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.
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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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.