Church of the Nativity undergoes facelift

In this Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 photograph, tourists walk around the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. To visitors arriving in Bethlehem for Christmas this year the Nativity Church will look different. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica is having a much-needed facelift after 600 years. Last year it has been included in UNESCO's list of endangered World Heritage sites. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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As visitors descend upon Bethlehem this holiday season, they will notice a different look for the Church of the Nativity. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located at the traditional site of Jesus' birth is undergoing a much-needed facelift after 600 years.

Experts say that water is leaking from the rooftop and threatens to cause serious damage to mosaics and other priceless items. (AP)

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