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Naoko Ishii, CEO of the Global Environmental Facility, speaking at the eighth Hitachi lecture. [AAAS/Carla Schaffer]

Naoko Ishii, CEO of the Global Environmental Facility, speaking at the eighth Hitachi lecture.
[AAAS/Carla Schaffer]

A high-resolution satellite image of a medieval Armenian cemetery in Azerbaijan taken in September 2003 shows hundreds of khachkars, intricate 15th and 16th century burial monuments. In a satellite image from May 2009, however, the khachkars are missing, suggesting that they were either destroyed or removed.