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Pilgrims and tourists visit the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Photo by: Nasser Shiyoukhi
Pilgrims and tourists visit the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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