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Armenian genocide memorial unveiled in Los Angeles

A memorial to the victims of the Armenian genocide was unveiled in Los Angeles on Saturday at Grand Park. 
The monument marks the genocide which took place between 1915 and 1918 when over 1.2 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman empire. 
The monument, which comprises of two parts, is made from volcanic rock in Armenia's Ararat Valley. 
“The rough part resembles after the genocide when the Armenian people struggled and tried to survive,” the architect Vahagn Thomasian told LA Times, adding that the smooth half “represents the present, future, new generations.”
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