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Kardashians, visiting Armenia, are given land outside of capital city Yerevan

Sisters Khloe, left, and Kim Kardashian stand near

Sisters Khloe, left, and Kim Kardashian stand near the Armenian flag as they meet with Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan in Yerevan, Armenia, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Credit: AP / Tigran Mehrabyan

YEREVAN, Armenia - An Armenian company has given a plot of land to members of the celebrity Kardashian family, who are visiting the country their ancestors came from.

Khloe Kardashian on Friday posted on Facebook a photo of a certificate granting her, sister Kim and their families a plot of land in a housing subdivision outside the capital Yerevan.

The Kardashian sisters, along with Kim's husband Kanye West and their daughter North, are in Armenia on a high-visibility visit ahead of this month's observation of the centennial of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

The visit has attracted crowds of fans and journalists.

Historians estimate up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed around the time of World War I. Turkey denies the deaths constituted genocide, saying the toll is inflated and that those killed were victims of civil war and unrest.

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