Brooms at the inn

03 January 2008

Below left: scuffles broke out in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on the Thursday before Christmas, as Orthodox cleaners encroached on Armenian territory in the disputed church. Christmas services were unaffected. Above: Mgr Michel Sabbah censes the Bambino

Above right:  pilgrims light candles in the church. Al Jazeera reported that Manger Square was full again, as an extra 20,000 tourists visited Bethlehem

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