Yesterday the German Parliament recognized the Armenian Genocide of a hundred years ago, in a nearly unanimous vote in the lower house; above we see the reaction of Armenians in the gallery. More than a million Armenians and other Christian minorities were killed as Germany’s ally the Ottoman Empire disintegrated in 1915-16; Germany now admits it failed to act on information it knew at the time. Turkey, the Ottomans’ successor state, has always denied that the massacres constituted genocide, and responded by recalling its ambassador after the vote. (Odd Andersen/AFP)

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