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Armenians Mark Anniversary of WW1-Era Mass Killings

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have gathered in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, to remember the victims of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks and push world governments to officially accept the term “genocide.” Crowds of people marched with candles and flowers up to a hilltop memorial Tuesday to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the World […]

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Israel Remembers Victims of Nazi Holocaust

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Sirens wailed across Israel Thursday, as the country paid tribute to the six million Jewish people who perished in the Nazi Holocaust some 70 years ago. For two minutes, pedestrians and traffic came to a standstill, and motorists stood next to their vehicles with heads bowed on one of the most solemn days on Israel’s […]

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Hundreds Gather in Cairo to Remember Those Killed in Arab Spring

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters gathered in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square Saturday night to commemorate those killed in the uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. Some in the crowd sang patriotic songs, waved Egyptian flags and held a candlelight vigil to remember the dead. Others held photographs of family members and friends who were killed […]

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Nation Marks 67th D-Day Anniversary

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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France and the United States are commemorating the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France during World War Two. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton marked the occasion Monday, saying it is a reminder of the solidarity between the United States and France in the past as well as in […]

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