Fewer people than usual were in the West Bank town this year because of increased tensions between Palestinians and the Israeli army since US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Christian communities gather to celebrate the build up to Christmas.
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Tourists from around the world join locals to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the town where Christians say Jesus was born.
Christian pilgrims from around the world have been gathering this Christmas Eve in Bethlehem – revered as the birthplace of Jesus.
Place of Jesus' birth marks the beginning of the festive season in traditional style.
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
The Holy Fire arrives in Bethlehem where Christians welcome it with marching bands and celebrations outside the Church of the Nativity.