Bethlehem and Nazareth

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 shewould give birth to the savior Jesus. (copyright

The streets of Bethlehem. (copyright