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Cross-stone commemorating Armenian Genocide Centennial unveiled in Valence, France

Valance cross-stoneA cross-stone in memory of the Armenian genocide victims was unveiled in Valence, France, on April 19.

The monument is a copy of a cross stone erected in Jugha in 699-702.

The solemn ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Valance, Nicolas Daragon, other officials, clergymen and representatives of the local Armenian community.

The Mayor’s 2014 decision to install a cross-stone in Valence in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide faced protests by Turkey.

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