Posted by: noticeable | January 3, 2007

Christmas 2006: Bethlehem Photos

The orignal site for these photos may be found here and here at the Electronic Intifada.

Christmas in Bethlehem 2006
Photostory, The Electronic Intifada, 24 December 2006

A Palestinian dressed as Santa Claus in the West Bank city of Bethlehem passes out candy, 20 December 2006. (MaanImages/Magnus Johansson)
Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, with the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, and the Moderator of the Free Churches, Revd David Coffey, and the Primate of the Armenian Church, Bishop Nathan Hovhannisian pray in the Grotto in the Church of the Nativity to show solidarity with Palestinian Christians at Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 21 December 2006. (MaanImages/Fadi Tanas)
A Palestinian woman lights a candle in the Church of the Nativity a few days before Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 21 December 2006. (MaanImages/Fadi Tanas)
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visits the Church of the Nativity during his visit to meet with the head of churches and mosques in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 20 December 2006. (MaanImages/Fadi Tanas)
A Palestinian dressed as Santa Claus near the controversial separation wall in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 23 December 2006. (MaanImages/Moamar Awad)

Photostory: Bethlehem prepares for Christmas
Photostory, The Electronic Intifada, 21 December 2005

A Palestinian man decorates the Christmas tree in front of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem December 14, 2005. (MAANnews/Magnus Johansson)

Palestinians hold annual Christmas Bazaar in Bethlehem’s Manger Square December 4, 2005. (MAANnews/Iyad Atayat)

Palestinians hold annual Christmas Bazaar in Bethlehem’s Manger Square December 4, 2005. (MAANnews/Iyad Atayat)

Palestinian children from the Open Window School in Bethlehem staging a theater play about opening the wall, under the watchful eyes of Israeli border police, near the main checkpoint in Bethlehem December 2, 2005. After more than five years of violent conflict, the barrier separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem has been completed (MAANnews/Khaleel Reash)

A general view of the Church of Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. ((MAANnews/Mohamad Torkoman)

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