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.
The interior of the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christ was born.
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.
Catholics celebrate Christmas inside the Chapel of Saint Catherine, dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria, a Christian saint who was martyred in the 4th century.
The Chapel of Milk is believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during the Massacre of Innocents.
Bethlehem's central square, Manger Square, is where locals and visitors alike gather to watch Mass on giant screens or to sing Christmas carols.
Located on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Kidron Valley, Mar Saba is one of the oldest operating monasteries in the world.