Sunday 26 February 2017

Kim and Khloe Kardashian lay flowers at Armenian Genocide memorial

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US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (C) and her rapper husband Kanye West (3rdL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (C) and her rapper husband Kanye West (3rdL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian looks at her iPhone as she sits in a car after visiting the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian sits in a car as she leaves the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe (3rdL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe (3rdL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (R) and her rapper husband Kanye West (2ndL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe (C) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe (3rdL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images

US reality TV star Kim Kardashian, visiting her ancestors' homeland of Armenia, placed flowers on Friday at a memorial to the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman soldiers.

Wearing a long red dress, Kardashian laid red tulips near the eternal flame of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on the outskirts of the capital Yerevan.

She and her sister Khloe then stood in silence in honour of the victims and spent about 10 minutes near the eternal flame.

Read more here: North West steals the spotlight from Kim and Khloe Kardashian in Armenia  

US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe (R) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian (L) and her sister Khloe (3rdL) visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan on April 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYANKAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images

Kardashian arrived with her rapper husband Kanye West, their child North West and Khloe on Wednesday and were greeted by hundreds of fans.

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan received Kardashian and her family in Yerevan on Thursday.

"It was an honor to meet the Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan who expressed how proud they are that we are proud Armenians and we have not forgotten our roots! #NeverForget," Kardashian wrote on her Instagram account.

The 100th anniversary of the mass killings in World War One will be commemorated by Armenia on April 24.

 

Armenia, some Western historians and some foreign parliaments refer to the mass killings as genocide. Muslim Turkey accepts many Christian Armenians died in partisan fighting beginning in 1915, but it denies that up to 1.5 million were killed and that it amounted to genocide.

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