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It's Christmas in Bethlehem

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Palestine, Religion

It's Christmas in Bethlehem [1], in the West Bank, Palestine, the birth place of Jesus Christ. What better way than to celebrate this occasion than by sharing photographs and reactions of netizens to this event, celebrated by billions worldwide.

Israeli journalist Joseph Dana was in Bethlehem to see the lighting of the Christmas tree and shares this photograph:

The lighting of the Xmas tree in Bethlehem [2]

The lighting of the Xmas tree in Bethlehem. Photograph shared by @ibnezra [2] on Twitter

Lauren Bohn offers a closer image of the tree, from the same celebration:

Beautiful Christmas tree lighting in Bethlehem [3]

Beautiful Christmas tree lighting in Bethlehem, comments @LaurenBohn [3] on Twitter, as she shares this picture

And Maath Musleh shares pictures of the lit up streets of Bethlehem, in preparation for Christmas:

Bethlehem streets lighting up for Christmas [4]

Bethlehem streets lighting up for Christmas, tweets @MaathMusleh [4], who shares this image on Twitter

Ahmed Aggour posts this photograph of the tree during the day:

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The most beautiful #Christmas tree ever, and right where it belongs. Merry Christmas. #Bethlehem #Palestine, tweets @Psypherize [5]

And Daniel Aqleh posts this video [6] on YouTube of the ceremony to light the tree, which included a fireworks display:

Merry Christmas!