Drone shows Nativity Church on Orthodox Christmas

Only 12 months ago, the Palestinian town was celebrating its busiest festive season for two decades, amid a sustained drop in violence and a corresponding surge in the number of pilgrims and tourists. But now in the coronavirus era, tourists are scarce, leaving hotels almost empty.

Nevertheless, town leaders say it will go ahead with its celebrations, aware that the world's eyes are upon it at this time of year.

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