Renowned actor, filmmaker, philanthropist and humanitarian George Clooney arrived in Armenia in Friday, April 22. On the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (April 24) 54-year-old actor visited Armenian Genocide memorial complex. He laid fresh flowers out of respect for all the people who died in the Armenian genocide. After the visit George Clooney together with finalist and organizers of “Aurora Prize” photographed against backdrop of Mount Ararat.
The "Aurora Prize" was founded by the 100 LIVES initiative to celebrate the spirit of humanity demonstrated by those who intervened on behalf of persecuted Armenians one hundred years ago. It is named after Aurora Mardiganian, who, as a child, survived the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide and committed her life to seeking recognition and justice.
With the Aurora Prize, the 100 LIVES initiative recognizes today’s heroes who selflessly help others.
Photos by Amalya Gabrielyan
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