Armenian Genocide Commemorations Around the World 2013

Armenia

Artsakh

Քնար Բաբայան, eMedia.am

Georgia

In Tbilisi the Armenians of Georgia on 23 April organized a torchlight procession in honor of victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.The march began at the park “Vake” and ended in front of the Turkish Embassy in Georgia,where more than 100 protesters spoke against the policy of denying the Armenian Genocide in 1915.The organizer of the event is to Student Association “Communities of Armenians of Georgia”.During the rally participants chanted “Recognition”, “Justice”, “Turkey-crime” ,sang patriotic songs.
Akhaltskha
Akhalkalak
Photos by Armen Grigoryan

Lebanon

Canada

Syria

Greece

Photo by: Heggie A.
Police clash with protesters at the annual rally to protest the mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey nearly a century ago in Thessaloniki, Greece.

France

Paris

Marseilles

Toulouse
Valence

Turkey

A scene from the Armenian genocide commemoration in Istanbul today (Photo by Razmik Panossian)- From Armenian Weekly
Genocide Commemorated in Diyarbakir for First Time
http://www.armenianweekly.com/2013/04/23/genocide-commemorated-in-diyarbakir-for-first-time/

America

DC Community Demands US Reaffirmation at White House Protest
http://www.armenianweekly.com/2013/04/23/dc-community-demands-us-reaffirmation-at-white-house-protest/

Los Angeles- Asbarez

Chicago- pics courtesy of Filor Nigoghossian

Belarus

Armenian community based organizations of Belarus Republic and Armenian Embassy held an event dedicated to the memory of Armenian Genocide victims, which took place near the cross-stone installed in Minsk Central Military Cemetery.
As Armenpress was informed from press service of Armenian Foreign Ministry, representatives of Polish, Jewish, Russian, Yezidi communities participated in the event. After laying wreaths for the memory of the victims Armenian Ambassador Armen Khachatryan and head of “Armenia” community based organization delivered speeches.

Belgium

On April 24, the Armenian Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Brussels held a liturgy in commemoration with the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. The liturgy was followed by a procession to the memorial stones dedicated to the memory of the innocent victims of the Genocide, set on one of the squares of Brussels.
Spiritual leaders held a memorial ceremony, which was followed by speeches by the President of the Armenian community in Belgium Michel Mamuryan and head of the Armenian delegation to NATO, Ambassador Armen Yedigaryan.
Genocide victims were honored by the Vice-President of the Belgian Senate Armand De Decker, representatives of the government, recognized Belgian politicians and public figures, representatives of Jewish community, intellectuals and journalists.
Earlier, on April 23 Armenian Students’ Union “Nairyan” organized rally with candles.

Romania

Bulgaria

London

Argentina

The Argentine Football Championship 10th round of “Boca Juniors” – “Belgrano” meeting (0-0)started with lining of the Armenian Genocide.
In “Boca Juniors”,that was presented Argentine’s capital,”Estadio Armando Khakinto” stadium poster exhibition was initiated by the local Armenian community.

Uruguay

Hungary

Armenian Genocide Memorial erected in Hungary

Spain

Jerusalem

Iran

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Armenian Genocide commemorated in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Panorama.am

Cyprus

Photo by: Natalie McLeod
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