Bethlehem and Nazareth

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The Church of the Nativity (copyright
Inside the Church of the Nativity
The "traditional" spot of Jesus' Birth. There's an interesting story about the star in this photo. One time it was stolen, and a small regional war erupted over its theft. The winning side obviously returned it and bolted it in place.
In Nazareth, a Byzantine church was built over the place where it is believed that the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the savior Jesus. (copyright
The streets of Bethlehem. (copyright