Armenia rolled out the red carpet for US reality TV star Kim Kardashian as she visited her ancestors' homeland on 9 April, ahead of the 100th anniversary of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman soldiers.

Kim caused a media frenzy in the Armenian capital as she and her sister Khloe took pictures with fans and signed autographs, while sightseeing around Yerevan.

The Kardashians visited the Second World War Mother Armenia monument and had lunch at a Lebanese cafe.

Crowds of fans and journalists followed their every move from the moment the sisters walked out of the hotel where they are staying with Kim's rapper husband Kanye West and their daughter North West.

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan received Kim and her family in the capital and praised their contribution to "international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian genocide", his press service said.

Kim, Kanye, North and Khloe were greeted by hundreds of fans when they arrived in the former Soviet republic on 8 April.

Kim, the star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is on her first visit to the country that her ancestors left for the United States.