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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
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.
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
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.
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.