Bethlehem tree lights switched on
The Christmas lights have been turned on at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, in front of a crowd of thousands.
Pilgrims from all over the world gathered to see the tree, decorated with some 45,000 lights and more than 6,000 baubles, outside the church where Jesus is believed to have been born.
Yolande Knell reports from Bethlehem.
- From the section Middle East