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Thousands flock to Bethlehem

Christmas tourists bring an economic boost

By Thanassis Cambanis and Anne Barnard
Globe Staff / December 26, 2005

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BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- A resurgent crowd of pilgrims and foreign tourists flocked to the traditional birthplace of Jesus to celebrate Christmas this weekend, braving whipping rain and near-freezing temperatures. (Full article: 1270 words)

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