Protests

100 Years Later: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

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Starting in 1915 in what was then the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), 1.5 million Armenians were killed in what historians now call the Armenian Genocide. Last week, in rallies throughout the world, thousands marked the centenary of the killings, demanding that governments recognize the atrocities as genocide.

On Thursday, at a vigil in front of the White House, protesters lit candles and read accounts from survivors.

All images © Miki Jourdan.

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A photographer since 2013, Miki goes by "Miki" to avoid all the Michael Jo[u]rdan jokes.