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Pilgrims and Palestinians celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem

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BETHLEHEM, West Bank (KWWL) - Thousands of tourists and Palestinians are celebrating Christmas in Jesus' traditional birthplace of Bethlehem.

On Christmas Eve, boy scout bands marched through the West Bank town as a choir sang Christmas carols in various languages.

Festivities in Manger Square were followed by midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Jesus is believed to have been born.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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