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Nikol Pashinyan pumps his fist for supporters in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, not long after the prominent opposition leader was elected prime minister Tuesday. Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A demonstrator drapes himself in the Armenian flag at a rally supporting Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday. He was just one of tens of thousands who packed Republic Square in the capital, Yerevan, and blocked roads and interrupted railway service. Sergei Grits/AP hide caption

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Nikol Pashinyan's supporters packed a square Tuesday in the capital, Yerevan, after lawmakers rejected the opposition leader's bid for prime minister. Pashinyan is calling for a campaign of civil disobedience in protest. Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters on Monday celebrated Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan's resignation in the capital, Yerevan. The former president announced he would resign after massive anti-government rallies shook the country. Hrant Khactaryan/AP hide caption

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A man confronts Armenian riot police officers during an opposition rally Monday in the capital, Yerevan. Thousands of people gathered to protest a move by the ex-president to maintain his hold on power. Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For years Devi Lockwood avoided learning how to cook. Now, she makes dolmades. The leaves for these stuffed grape leaves came from a vine on a friend's farm in New Zealand. Devi Lockwood for NPR hide caption

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Pope Francis (center), flanked by the head of Armenia's Orthodox Church Karekin II (seventh left) and Catholicos Aram I (sixth right), celebrated an Armenian-Rite Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in April 2015. Pope Francis called the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century," sparking a diplomatic rift with Turkey. L'Osservatore Romano/AP hide caption

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"My home," exclaims Movses Haneshyan, on seeing the enlarged image presented to him by photographer Diana Markosian. He'd fled with his father at age 5. Diana Markosian hide caption

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Armenians lay flowers Tuesday at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. Armenians on Friday will commemorate 100 years since 1.5 million of their kin were killed by Ottoman forces. Armenians and many historians call it the first genocide of the 20th century, but Turkey fiercely rejects that label. Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

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Prelates take pictures as Pope Francis celebrates an Armenian-Rite Mass to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Sunday. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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