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Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine, December 24th, 2010
by tangle (tanglealso [at] gmail.com)
Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
Here are 20 photos taken in Bethlehem, West Bank; occupied Palestine on December 24th.
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Thousands of people from all over the world gather at this supposed place of Jesus Christ's birth.
§Ethnic Palestinian costumes
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Bethlehem mayor, Victor Batarseh
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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Batarseh's one Christmas wish: peace. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attended the midnight Christmas mass.
§Parade
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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Bagpipers were included in this extravagant affair.
§Palestinians refer to this parade as "the Boy Scouts Parade"
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Girl Scouts
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Bethlehem Peace Center
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Palestinian flag
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Older scouts
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Stilts
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Girl Scouts
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Priests
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Santas
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Welcome to Bethlehem
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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The Light of The World
§Inside the Church of the Nativity
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§The solea
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Entrance to the Grotto of the Nativity
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§People packed into the Grotto of the Nativity
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Nun praying
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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§Silver Star
by tangle Saturday Dec 25th, 2010 5:23 PM
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According to Christians, this is the location of Jesus Christ's birthplace