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Bethlehem Christmas festivities 'subdued' amid ongoing violence

Christmas Day in the West Bank town of Bethlehem saw hundreds of Christians and tourists from around the world gather to celebrate mass at the

Christmas Day in the West Bank town of Bethlehem saw hundreds of Christians and tourists from around the world gather to celebrate mass at the

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Holy Fire ceremony

The Holy Fire arrives in Bethlehem where Christians welcome it with marching bands and celebrations outside the Church of the Nativity.

The Holy Fire arrives in Bethlehem where Christians welcome it with marching bands and celebrations outside the Church of the Nativity.

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Pope Francis stops for a prayer at Israeli separation wall

Before arriving to Bethlehem’s Manger Square where the Holy Mass will be celebrated, Pope Francis makes a brief stop at thewall that divides Israel

Before arriving to Bethlehem’s Manger Square where the Holy Mass will be celebrated, Pope Francis makes a brief stop at thewall that divides Israel

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London Marathon runners honour Boston victims

Runners at the London Marathon held a 30-second silence to honour the the victims of the Boston bombings. Around 36,000 runners took part in the

Runners at the London Marathon held a 30-second silence to honour the the victims of the Boston bombings. Around 36,000 runners took part in the

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Christmas in Bethlehem has extra significance for Palestinians

Many Palestinian and Christian pilgrims say Christmas in Bethlehem has even more meaning following major events this year. First, their route in

Many Palestinian and Christian pilgrims say Christmas in Bethlehem has even more meaning following major events this year. First, their route in

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Renewed Mideast attacks threaten tourist revenues

West Bank tourism is usually at its peak around the Christmas period with visitors from all over the world flocking, above all else, to the ancient

West Bank tourism is usually at its peak around the Christmas period with visitors from all over the world flocking, above all else, to the ancient

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UNESCO decision on Bethlehem church angers Israel

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born. UNESCO – the United Nations Educational

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born. UNESCO – the United Nations Educational

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Abbas' hope at Bethlehem Christmas mass

The Palestinian president took part in a Christmas Eve mass in Bethlehem at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the spot where Christ was

The Palestinian president took part in a Christmas Eve mass in Bethlehem at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the spot where Christ was

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Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

Seasonal celebrations are in full swing in the traditional birthplace of Jesus as Bethlehem’s Mayor hails a Christmas of hope for the Palestinian

Seasonal celebrations are in full swing in the traditional birthplace of Jesus as Bethlehem’s Mayor hails a Christmas of hope for the Palestinian

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Jesus' traditional birthplace in need of repair

Authorities in Bethlehem hope UNESCO’s recent admission of Palestine will enable them to list the church on the site of Jesus’ traditional birthplace

Authorities in Bethlehem hope UNESCO’s recent admission of Palestine will enable them to list the church on the site of Jesus’ traditional birthplace

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Tourist numbers up for Bethlehem mass

15,000 people packed into the square outside, and it was a crowded Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for the Christmas mass. Pilgims and

15,000 people packed into the square outside, and it was a crowded Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for the Christmas mass. Pilgims and