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Pilgrims Converge for Bethlehem Christmas

Pilgrims from around the world have converged on the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations hosted by the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian boy and girl scouts kicked off Christmas celebrations with a festive march through Manger Square in Bethlehem. The square is decked out for the holiday with a giant Christmas tree, bells, lights and Palestinian flags. The mood was more solemn inside the ancient Church of the Nativity, as thousands of pilgrims lined up to visit...

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