Bethlehem Christmas

NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports from Bethlehem that thousands of pilgrims have flocked to Bethlehem, to celebrate Christmas in the place, tradition says, Jesus was born two thousand years ago. The crowds this year are thinner than in the past. The town's mayor said U.S. warnings about possible terrorist attacks could have kept some people away. The majority of Bethlehem's residents are now Muslims, and today, the sound of the muezzin calling the faithful to Friday prayers mingled with Christmas music.



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