Soldiers stand guard in front of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan, during a commemoration ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community, who fled violence between Islamic State group jihadists and Peshmerga fighters in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, wait for bread to bake at Dawodiya camp for internally displaced people in the Kurdish city of Dohuk, in Iraq‘s northern autonomous Kurdistan region. Tens of thousands of members of the Yazidi religious minority were trapped by IS on Mount Sinjar for days in the searing August heat in a first siege by IS that sparked fears of genocide.
Ixil Indians wait outside the courtroom in Guatemala City where Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala’s former dictator, is facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Mr Rios Montt was convicted for massacring thousands of people during his 1982-83 regime, in what was considered an historic 2013 ruling. But his 80-year sentence was later overturned and a retrial ordered
Performers mark the 20th anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide at a ceremony in Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda.
Police clash with protesters at the annual rally against the mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey nearly a century ago, in Thessaloniki, Greece on Wednesday. About 250 protesters, mostly from Greek-Armenian groups, gathered outside the Turkish consulate. About 20 countries worldwide, including Greece, as well as the European parliament recognise the mass killings as an act of genocide, despite strong objections from Turkey.