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Christmas marked in Bethlehem

25 December 2011 Last updated at 00:48 GMT

Christian pilgrims and tourists in their thousands have gathered in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas.

Celebrations culminated in Midnight Mass at the 1,700-year-old Church of the Nativity, built on the spot where it is believed Jesus was born.

Jon Donnison reports from Bethlehem.