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Palestinians light up Christmas tree in Bethlehem

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 00:49

Palestinians light up Christmas tree at Manger Square outside the Church of Nativity. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hundreds of Palestinians and pilgrims gathered outside Bethlehem's Church of Nativity on Saturday (December 3) to attend the traditional lighting of a giant Christmas tree. The crowd applauded and cheered as the tree was illuminated with colorful lights. Last Saturday pilgrims welcomed the Custodian of the Holy Land on his arrival in Bethlehem to mark the beginning of the festive season of Advent, when millions of Christians around the world make their preparations for Christmas. Colorful flags decorated Manger Square outside the Church of Nativity and a marching band played during the ceremony.

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Palestinians light up Christmas tree in Bethlehem

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 00:49