As it should be:
Mass in Bethlehem
In Manger Square, vendors sold roasted peanuts and Santa Claus hats to the crowds, among whom were some local Muslims out enjoying the annual international fuss over their town.
Correspondents say a relative lull in violence in the Middle East seems to have encouraged pilgrims to return to the "Holy Land".
"Bethlehem is like the soul of the universe, and it's like an explosion of love here," said Italian fashion photographer Stefano Croce, 46.