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A Baby Sarkozy Is Born in Armenia

It's a photo shoot on a grey January day, and Sarkozy, wrapped in diapers and swaddled in blankets, is happily snoozing away. We are not talking about the actual French President Nicolas Sarkozy here, but, rather, his newborn namesake in faraway Armenia.

An Armenian couple has named their baby boy Sarkozy in gratitude to the French president for backing a bill that criminalizes the assertion that the World War I slaughter of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman-era Turkey was not an act of genocide.

Little Sarkozy Avetisian weighs three kilos and is 50 centimeters tall. You can see him in all his cuteness here. With an eye to ties with France and voters (Armenia's parliamentary elections are in May), Armenia’s ruling Republican Party of Armenia joined the baby shower, and donated $200 to the Avetisians.  

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