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Gallery: Bangladesh holds mass prayer at site of building collapse

A Bangladeshi woman cries as she attends a prayer ceremony for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
A Bangladeshi woman cries as she attends a prayer ceremony for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. AP Photo
Bangladesh army, police and fire fighters offer prayers in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013. Bangladesh's army wrapped up its search May 14, 2013 for bodies in a collapsed nine-storey building outside the capital as dozens of people were still massed at the site for news of their missing relatives.
Bangladesh army, police and fire fighters offer prayers in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013. Bangladesh's army wrapped up its search May 14, 2013 for bodies in a collapsed nine-storey building outside the capital as dozens of people were still massed at the site for news of their missing relatives. Getty Images


Bangladesh army personel offer prayer in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013.
Bangladesh army personel offer prayer in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013. Getty Images
Bangladeshi family members wail for their missing relative, believed to be dead in the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013.
Bangladeshi family members wail for their missing relative, believed to be dead in the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013. Getty Images
Bangladeshi family members hold up portraits of missing relatives as they march demanding the wages of missing workers and the death sentence for the building owner, at the nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013.
Bangladeshi family members hold up portraits of missing relatives as they march demanding the wages of missing workers and the death sentence for the building owner, at the nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013. Getty Images

Bangladesh army soldiers watch a prayer ceremony for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in a garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, near Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Bangladesh army soldiers watch a prayer ceremony for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in a garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, near Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. AP Photo
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A Bangladesh army soldier cries he offers prayers for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, near Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
A Bangladesh army soldier cries he offers prayers for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, near Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. AP Photo

A Bangladeshi family member holds up the portrait of her missing relative as she offers prayers in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013
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A Bangladeshi family member holds up the portrait of her missing relative as she offers prayers in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013 . Getty Images
Bangladeshi family members of missing garment workers offer prayers in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013.
Bangladeshi family members of missing garment workers offer prayers in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013. Getty Images

Thousands of mourners gathered Tuesday at the wreckage of a Bangladeshi garment factory building to offer prayers for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the structure’s collapse last month, the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry.

The Islamic prayer service was held a day after the army ended the nearly three week, painstaking search for bodies among the rubble and turned control of the site over to the civilian government for cleanup.

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