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01/25/2013

No Compensation for Families of Fire Victims.

When fire ravaged the Tazreen Fashions garment factory, in the garment district in Ashulia, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 112 workers, November 24, 2012, dozens of their families did not even have a body to bury because their loved ones' remains were burned beyond recognition. Two months later, they have yet to receive any of the compensation they were promised - not even their relatives' last paychecks. Associated Press photographer Kevin Frayer met with family members of some of the victims on Dec. 21, 2012.

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Mohammed Habibur displays a photograph of his wife Rashida Akhtar, a sewing machine operator who died in the fire.

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Rumana Begum, 33, holds a photograph of her 18-year-old daughter Mukhtar Begum,a senior sewing machine operator who also died in the fire.

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 Abdul Jabbar, 26, holds his son Masum, 18 months, displays a photograph of his wife Mahfouza Kahtun, 22.

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Saddam Hussein, 24, holds a photograph of his wife 20-year-old Mitu Begum.

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Mohammed Hannan, 35, weeps as he holds a picture of his wife Ahenur, 30.

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Rokeya Begum displays a photograph of her 18-year-old daughter Henna Akhtar.

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Zamiron Begum, 45, weeps as she displays a photograph of her daughter Bobita Khatum, 18.

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