Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem

Associated Press
Christian worshippers from Nigeria pray in the Grotto of the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Thousands of Christian worshippers and tourists arrived in Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas at the site many believe Jesus Christ was born. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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Tourists and pilgrims visit the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ ahead of Christmas, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

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