Christmas in Bethlehem is Underway

Published 12/24 2012 05:24PM

Updated 12/24 2012 05:43PM

It is Christmas morning in Bethlehem where thousands of pilgrims are celebrating. 15-thousand pilgrims are expected to attended festivities at manger square today. 

Worshippers are also flocking to the church of nativity, which is considered to be the birthplace of Jesus. Midnight mass, the main event, is wrapping up now. 

Bethlehem is located just south of Jerusalem in the Palestinian controlled West Bank.

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