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The famous family placed flowers at the memorial in honor of the 100th anniversary of the killings

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April 10, 2015 07:15 PM

Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian paid their respects to the Armenian Genocide Memorial in the country’s capital on Friday.

The sisters were joined by Kanye West and cousins Kourtni and Kara on their emotional trip to the memorial site in Yerevan – which is dedicated to the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Kardashians, who are of Armenian descent, somberly placed bouquets of red tulips at the Tsitsernakaberd memorial’s eternal flame.

Suren Manukian, deputy director of the Genocide Institute, gave the group a personal tour of the complex, the Associated Press reports.

On April 24, the country will remember the 100th anniversary of the genocide – an event Turkey continues to deny.

The famous family’s trip – which included a meeting with the Prime Minister – has been documented for the upcoming season Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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