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Bethlehem skyline from the Church of the Nativity. Every Christmas, pilgrims of all Christian faiths flock to this historic town from every corner of the world.
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The interior of the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christ was born.
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The Monastery of Saint Theodosius was founded in 476 by Theodosius the Cenobiarch on the spot where the Magi took shelter the night after their visit to newborn Jesus.
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Catholics celebrate Christmas inside the Chapel of Saint Catherine, dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria, a Christian saint who was martyred in the 4th century.
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The Chapel of Milk is believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during the Massacre of Innocents.
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Bethlehem's central square, Manger Square, is where locals and visitors alike gather to watch Mass on giant screens or to sing Christmas carols.
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Located on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Kidron Valley, Mar Saba is one of the oldest operating monasteries in the world.